metamict

/ (ˈmɛtəˌmɪkt) /

adjective

of or denoting the amorphous state of a substance that has lost its crystalline structure as a result of the radioactivity of uranium or thorium within itmetamict minerals

Nearby words

  1. metameral,
  2. metamere,
  3. metameric,
  4. metameric nervous system,
  5. metamerism,
  6. metamorphic,
  7. metamorphic facies,
  8. metamorphic rock,
  9. metamorphism,
  10. metamorphize

Derived Formsmetamictization or metamictisation, noun

Word Origin for metamict

C19: from Danish metamikt, from meta- + Greek miktos mixed

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