epitaxy

noun
ep·i·taxy | \ˈe-pə-ˌtak-sē \

Definition of epitaxy 

: the growth on a crystalline substrate of a crystalline substance that mimics the orientation of the substrate

Other Words from epitaxy

epitaxial \ˌe-pə-ˈtak-sē-əl \ adjective
epitaxially \ˌe-pə-ˈtak-sē-ə-lē \ adverb

First Known Use of epitaxy

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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