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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: del'i-kwes'ents

Definition: Becoming damp or liquid by absorption of water from the atmosphere and then dissolving in the water taken up; a property found in certain salts, such as CaCl2.

[L. de-liquesco, to melt or become liquid]

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