al·i·quot (ălĭ-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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + quot, how many; see kwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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