epitaxy

noun
ep·​i·​taxy | \ ˈe-pə-ˌtak-sē How to pronounce epitaxy (audio) \

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 How to pronounce epitaxial (audio) \ adjective
epitaxially \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈtak-​sē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce epitaxially (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of epitaxy

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epitaxy was circa 1931

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