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X–ray diffraction

noun

Definition of X-RAY DIFFRACTION

:  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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First Known Use of X-RAY DIFFRACTION

1924
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X–ray diffraction

noun

Medical Definition of X–RAY DIFFRACTION

:  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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