critical locus

critical locus

[′krid·ə·kəl ′lō·kəs]
(physical chemistry)
The line connecting the critical points of a series of liquid-gas phase-boundary loops for multicomponent mixtures plotted on a pressure versus temperature graph. Also known as critical line.
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2) The broad-spectrum anti-cancer activity is achieved "by design", as the genetic payload is focused on a critical locus of cellular growth control and tumor suppression.
The topics include the Fatou-Julia decomposition of transversally holomorphic foliations of complex codimension one, a plane sextic with finite fundamental group, the topology of abelian pencils on curves, the middle Betti number of certain singularities with critical locus a hyperplane, standard bases and algebraic local cohomology for zero dimensional ideals, and a universal bivariant theory and cobordism groups.
3) He goes to sea, and she stays home, but her story is a critical locus of resistance in the novel.