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 (ăl′ĭ-kwŏt′, -kwət)
Of, relating to, or denoting an exact divisor or factor of a quantity, especially of an integer.
An aliquot part.

[Latin aliquot, a number of, several : alius, some; see al- in Indo-European roots + quot, how many; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Mathematics) maths of, signifying, or relating to an exact divisor of a quantity or number: 3 is an aliquot part of 12. Compare aliquant
2. (Chemistry) consisting of equal quantities: the sample was divided into five aliquot parts.
(Mathematics) an aliquot part
[C16: from Latin: several, a few]
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(ˈæl ɪ kwət)

1. forming an exact proper divisor: An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
2. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample for chemical analysis.
3. an aliquot part.
[1560–70; < Latin, =ali- some other + quot as many as]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aliquot - an integer that is an exact divisor of some quantity; "4 is an aliquot part of 12"
divisor - the number by which a dividend is divided
aliquant, aliquant part - an integer that is not an exact divisor of some quantity; "5 is an aliquant part of 12"
Adj.1.aliquot - signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity
fractional - constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose"
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The samples were aliquoted to 15 ml x3 tubes and frozen at -20[degrees]C until they were analyzed.
After centrifugation, the supernatant containing the myofibrillar proteins was recovered, aliquoted, and frozen at -80[degrees]C.
2.3, Flow Cytometry, Passage 1 of cartilage stem/progenitor cells that resuspended in PBS at a concentration of 1.0 x 10 [and] 6[mL.sup.-1] were aliquoted into 200 [micro]L in test tubes (BD352052, USA) and centrifuged at 1500 rpm, 5 minutes to remove the trypsin and EDTA.
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Blood samples were decomposed by centrifugal force at 2,200 revolutions per minute (rpm) for 10 minutes at 4degC, and serum was decanted, aliquoted, and stored at -80degC.
Eight collection sites across the United States were used to collect samples, which were aliquoted and shipped frozen to one laboratory for testing.
The samples may have been shipped in a "refrigerated" state with ice packs and received cold; by the time they are processed, loaded to the MPA, or Modular-Pre Analytic section of the chemistry analyzer-COBAS, then aliquoted and run through to the COBAS, the less than a ml specimen in the testing cup has indeed reached room temperature prior to any mixing of reagent for testing.
The university must make large expenditures each year for the collection of genetic material to be processed, aliquoted and stored.
The samples were later aliquoted and stored at -80[degrees]C.
Urine samples were taken in appropriate sterile containers, aliquoted, and stored at -80[degrees]C for subsequent analyses.