epitaxis

[ep-i-tak-sis]

noun, plural ep·i·tax·es [ep-i-tak-seez] /ˌɛp ɪˈtæk siz/. Crystallography.

an oriented overgrowth of crystalline material upon the surface of another crystal of different chemical composition but similar structure.

Nearby words

  1. episyllogism,
  2. epit.,
  3. epitaph,
  4. epitasis,
  5. epitaxial transistor,
  6. epitaxy,
  7. epitendineum,
  8. epithalamion,
  9. epithalamium,
  10. epithalamus

Origin of epitaxis

From New Latin, dating back to 1950–55; see origin at epi-, -taxis

Related formsep·i·tax·i·al, ep·i·tax·ic, adjective

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