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quartz

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noun \ˈkwȯrts\

Simple Definition of quartz

  • : a mineral that is often found in the form of a hard crystal and that is used especially to make clocks and watches

Full Definition of quartz

  1. 1 :  a mineral consisting of silicon dioxide occurring in colorless and transparent or colored hexagonal crystals or in crystalline masses

  2. 2 :  a quartz crystal that when placed in an electric field oscillates at a constant frequency and is used to control devices which require precise regulation <a quartz watch>

quartz·ose play \ˈkwȯrt-ˌsōs\ adjective

Origin of quartz

German Quarz


First Known Use: circa 1631


Medical Dictionary

quartz

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noun \ˈkwȯ(ə)rts\

Medical Definition of quartz

  1. :  a mineral SiO2 consisting of a silica that occurs in colorless and transparent or colored hexagonal crystals and also in crystalline masses




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