Definition of stoichiometric in English:



  • 1Relating to stoichiometry.

    • ‘Biosynthesis of NO involves oxidation of the guanidine group of arginine with stoichiometric formation of citrulline by the enzyme nitric oxide synthase.’
    • ‘It also reacts as a stoichiometric scavenger with organophosphates, thus having the capacity to provide prophylactic protection against highly toxic chemical warfare nerve agents, such as soman and VX.’
    • ‘The chemical equations and mechanisms commonplace to stoichiometric chemistry describe only the overall reactions, they do not specify the molecular transformations that place between colliding molecules.’
    • ‘In summary, we have developed a reconstitution method that is stoichiometric, functional, and suitable for spectroscopic studies of skeletal muscle.’
    • ‘It is necessary to know the main sources of caffeine and CGA content variation in order to predict stoichiometric errors induced by these compounds.’
    1. 1.1Relating to or denoting quantities of reactants in simple integral ratios, as prescribed by an equation or formula.
      • ‘The concentration of actin is fixed at 11.9 M, and the amount of scruin is varied to achieve the desired stoichiometric ratio.’
      • ‘All products were formed in stoichiometric amounts and were accompanied by the consumption of a stoichiometric amount of substrate.’
      • ‘The stoichiometric ratio between DNA molecules and microspheres is kept well below one to ensure that the vast majority of microsphere tethers consist of only a single DNA molecule.’
      • ‘The extreme pathways of this simple metabolic network can be readily calculated from the stoichiometric matrix.’
      • ‘It should also be noted that upon further addition of either reactant beyond the stoichiometric maximum, the complexes/aggregates are brought back into solution.’