Dictionary

unit cell

noun

Definition of UNIT CELL

:  the simplest polyhedron that embodies all the structural characteristics of and by indefinite repetition makes up the lattice of a crystal

First Known Use of UNIT CELL

1915

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: unit characterPrevious Word in the Dictionary: unit cardAll Words Near: unit cell
May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears