unit cell


noun Crystallography.

the simplest unit of a regular lattice.

Nearby words

  1. unison,
  2. unisonous,
  3. unispiral,
  4. unit,
  5. unit card,
  6. unit character,
  7. unit circle,
  8. unit cost,
  9. unit element,
  10. unit factor

Origin of unit cell

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for unit cell

unit cell

noun

crystallog the smallest group of atoms, ions, or molecules that is characteristic of a particular crystal lattice
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