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Definition of Isopiestic lines

Isopiestic lines
Isopiestic I`so*pi*es"tic, a. [Iso- + Gr. ? to press.] (Thermodynamics) Having equal pressure. Isopiestic lines, lines showing, in a diagram, the relations of temperature and volume, when the elastic force is constant; -- called also isobars.

Meaning of Isopiestic lines from wikipedia

- phases, and to illustrate the critical point. Maxwell drew lines of equal pressure (isopiestics) and of equal temperature (isothermals) on his plaster cast...