noun ex·ci·ton \ˈek-sə-ˌtän, -ˌsī-\

Definition of EXCITON

:  a mobile combination of an electron and a hole in an excited crystal (as of a semiconductor)
ex·ci·ton·ic \ˌek-sə-ˈtä-nik, -ˌsī-\ adjective

Origin of EXCITON

International Scientific Vocabulary excitation + 2-on
First Known Use: 1936


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