microcrystal

noun

mi·​cro·​crys·​tal ˈmī-krō-ˌkri-stᵊl How to pronounce microcrystal (audio)
: a microscopic crystal
microcrystalline
ˌmī-krō-ˈkri-stə-lən How to pronounce microcrystal (audio)
 also  -ˌlīn
 or  -ˌlēn
adjective
microcrystallinity noun

Examples of microcrystal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Illuminating a cuprous oxide microcrystal excites its electrons, which join with copper ions to form regular copper atoms. Leto Sapunar, Scientific American, 22 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microcrystal was in 1886

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“Microcrystal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcrystal. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

microcrystal

noun
mi·​cro·​crys·​tal ˈmī-krō-ˌkris-tᵊl How to pronounce microcrystal (audio)
: a crystal visible only under the microscope
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