crystallography

[ kris-tl-og-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌkrɪs tlˈɒg rə fi /
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noun

the science dealing with crystallization and the forms and structure of crystals.

Nearby words

  1. crystallized,
  2. crystallo-,
  3. crystallog.,
  4. crystallographic,
  5. crystallographic axis,
  6. crystalloid,
  7. crystallose,
  8. crystalluria,
  9. crèche,
  10. crème

Origin of crystallography

First recorded in 1795–1805; crystallo- + -graphy

Related formscrys·tal·log·ra·pher, noun

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crystallography

/ (ˌkrɪstəˈlɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

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

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