exsolution

noun

ex·​so·​lu·​tion ˌek-sə-ˈlü-shən How to pronounce exsolution (audio)
: the process of separating or precipitating from a solid crystalline phase

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exsolution was in 1921

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“Exsolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exsolution. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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