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epitaxy

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noun ep·i·taxy \ˈe-pə-ˌtak-sē\

Definition of epitaxy

  1. :  the growth on a crystalline substrate of a crystalline substance that mimics the orientation of the substrate

ep·i·tax·i·al play \ˌe-pə-ˈtak-sē-əl\ adjective
ep·i·tax·i·al·ly play \-sē-ə-lē\ adverb


Origin of epitaxy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1931


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