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diadochy

[ dahy-ad-uh-kee ]

noun

, Crystallography.
  1. the ability of certain different elements to exist in place of each other in certain points of a space lattice; isomorphism.


diadochy

/ daɪˈædəʊkɪ /

noun

  1. geology the replacement of one element in a crystal by another


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  • di·a·doch·ic [dahy-, uh, -, dok, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of diadochy1

Irregular < Greek diadochḗ succession; diadochokinesia

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Word History and Origins

Origin of diadochy1

C20: from Greek diadochē succession

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