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[lik-wi-duh s] /ˈlɪk wɪ dəs/

noun, Physical Chemistry.
(on a graph of temperature versus composition) the curve connecting the temperatures at which a solution is in equilibrium with its vapor and with the solid solution.
The minimum temperature at which all components of a mixture (such as an alloy) can be in a liquid state. Below the liquidus the mixture will be partly or entirely solid. See illustration at eutectic. Compare solidus.


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