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X–ray diffraction

noun

Definition of X–ray diffraction

  1. :  a scattering of X-rays by the atoms of a crystal that produces an interference effect so that the diffraction pattern gives information on the structure of the crystal or the identity of a crystalline substance



1924

First Known Use of x–ray diffraction

1924


Medical Dictionary

X–ray diffraction

noun

Medical Definition of X–ray diffraction

  1. :  a scattering of X-rays by the atoms of a crystal that produces an interference effect so that the diffraction pattern gives information on the structure of the crystal or the identity of a crystalline substance




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