alpha quartz

noun

Definition of alpha quartz

: quartz with trigonal-trapezohedral symmetry : the stable form of quartz below about 573° C

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First Known Use of alpha quartz

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Alpha quartz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpha%20quartz. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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