liquidus [lik-wi-duh s] ExamplesWord Origin noun Physical Chemistry.
- (on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the solid solution.
CompareOrigin of liquidus From Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at Examples from the Web for liquidus Historical Examples of liquidus
These curves are also called the “liquidus” and the “solidus” curve respectively.
liquidus in Science liquidus [lĭk′wĭ-dəs]
- The minimum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a liquid state. Below the liquidus the mixture will be partly or entirely solid. See illustration at eutectic. Compare solidus.