liquidus [lik-wi-duh s] ExamplesWord Origin noun Physical Chemistry.

  1. (on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a liquid solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the solid solution.

Compare solidus2 Origin of liquidus From Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at liquid Examples from the Web for liquidus Historical Examples of liquidus

  • These curves are also called the “liquidus” and the “solidus” curve respectively.

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  • liquidus in Science liquidus [lĭk′wĭ-dəs]

    1. 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.

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