admixture

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admixture (plural admixtures)

  1. An instance of admixing, a mixing-in of something.
    The admixture of vanilla extract in the dough improved the pastries' flavor.
    1. A mixing-in of a biologically or genetically differentiated group to an established stock.
      • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island:
        [] the wood still flourished high and dense, all of fir on the land side, but towards the sea with a large admixture of live oaks.
      • 1928, H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop, The Curse of Yig:
        Both were lean, raw-boned specimens; the man tall, sandy, and grey-eyed, and the woman short and rather dark, with a black straightness of hair suggesting a slight Indian admixture.
  2. A mixture, in some contexts
    1. (epilepsy) a mixture composed of entities retaining their individual properties.
      Background EEG demonstrates an admixture of theta and delta waves.

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