Definition of critical pressure in US English:

critical pressure


  • The pressure of a gas or vapor in its critical state.

    • ‘The current work shows that lipid asymmetry and unsaturation both result in high critical pressures in monolayers.’
    • ‘Miscibility critical pressure is a sensitive function of the lipids in the monolayer.’
    • ‘Pharyngeal critical pressure is the pressure below which occlusion and cessation of airflow occurs.’
    • ‘The flow-limited segment of the pressure-flow relationship is used to define the critical pressure as the nasal pressure at which airflow ceases.’
    • ‘Increases of surface pressure were recorded for different initial lipid surface pressures to determine the critical pressure of insertion of the peptide into lipids.’