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optimum

Pronunciation: op'ti-mum

Definition: The best or most suitable; denoting the dose of a remedy likely to give most benefit with fewest side effects, the temperature or pH at which an enzyme has maximal activity.

[L. ntr. sing. of optimus, best]

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