noun \ˈkwrts\

: 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

:  a mineral consisting of silicon dioxide occurring in colorless and transparent or colored hexagonal crystals or in crystalline masses
:  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 \ˈkwrt-ˌsōs\ adjective

Origin of QUARTZ

German Quarz
First Known Use: circa 1631
QUARTZOSE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈkwrts\

Definition of QUARTZ for Kids

:  a common mineral often found in the form of colorless transparent crystals but sometimes (as in amethysts, agates, and jaspers) brightly colored
Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈkw(ə)rts\

Medical Definition of QUARTZ

:  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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