crystallite

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noun crys·tal·lite \ˈkris-tə-ˌlīt\

Definition of crystallite

  1. 1a :  a minute mineral form (as in glassy volcanic rocks) that marks the beginning of crystallizationb :  a single grain in a polycrystalline substance

  2. 2 :  micelle

Origin and Etymology of crystallite

German Kristallit, from Greek krystallos


First Known Use: 1871


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