metamict

adjective meta·mict \ˈmetəˌmikt\

Definition of metamict

of a mineral

  1. :  amorphous because of the disruption of the crystal structure by radiation from contained or nearby radioactive atoms

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Origin and Etymology of metamict

meta- + Greek miktos mixed, compounded, verbal of mignynai, meignynai to mix — more at mix


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