crys·​tal·​lo·​graph·​ic | \ ˌkri-stə-lə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce crystallographic (audio) \

Definition of crystallographic

: of or relating to crystals or crystallography

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Other Words from crystallographic

crystallographically \ ˌkri-​stə-​lə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce crystallographic (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web But James Watson and Francis Crick’s 1953 discovery (using crystallographic evidence from Rosalind Franklin) of the double-helix structure of DNA, so elegantly suited for replication, changed the consensus. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘Is It Turtles All the Way Down?’," 27 Mar. 2020 Figure 4, for example, looks at first like a counterexample to the crystallographic restriction, with five-fold rotational symmetry around point A, and wallpaper pattern shifts in the directions of AB and AC. Quanta Magazine, "How to Make Impossible Wallpaper," 5 Mar. 2013 The image, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was made from hundreds of crystallographic x-rays, each providing a multi-layered picture of the capsid’s structure. Brandon Keim, WIRED, "High-Resolution Imaging Unlocks Viral Secrets," 17 Feb. 2009

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First Known Use of crystallographic

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Crystallographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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