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  1. the science dealing with crystallization and the forms and structure of crystals.
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Origin of crystallography

First recorded in 1795–1805; crystallo- + -graphy
Related formscrys·tal·log·ra·pher, noun
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Examples from the Web for crystallography

Historical Examples

  • Needless to say crystallography is not confronted with problems of such a nature.

    The Organism as a Whole

    Jacques Loeb

  • Crystallography, however, did not absorb all Hay's attention.

  • There has been nothing peculiar, however, in the growth of crystallography.

  • He introduced a new classification of minerals, based on crystallography.

  • The animal was classified very nearly after the manner adopted in crystallography.

British Dictionary definitions for crystallography


  1. the science concerned with the formation, properties, and structure of crystals
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Derived Formscrystallographer, nouncrystallographic (ˌkrɪstələʊˈɡræfɪk), adjectivecrystallographically, adverb
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