aliquot

(redirected from aliquot parts)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

aliquot

 [al´ĭ-kwot]
1. a sample that is representative of the whole.
2. a number that will divide another without a remainder; e.g., 2 is an aliquot of 6.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·i·quot

(al'i-kwot), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word in the loose sense of 'any sample'.
chemistry, immunology a sample with a mass or volume that is a known fraction of that of the whole.
[L. a few, several]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

al·i·quot

(al'i-kwot)
A sample the mass or volume of which is a known fraction of that of the whole.
[L. a few, several]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

aliquot

1. A sample quantity of a larger amount of a substance.
2. An amount that is an exact divisor of the whole quantity of a substance.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

aliquot

any one of equal measured portions of the whole.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005