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metamict

/ (ˈmɛtəˌmɪkt) /
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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
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Derived forms of metamict

metamictization or metamictisation, noun

Word Origin for metamict

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