microcrystal

noun
mi·​cro·​crys·​tal | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌkri-stᵊl How to pronounce microcrystal (audio) \

Definition of microcrystal

: a microscopic crystal

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Other Words from microcrystal

microcrystalline \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˈkri-​stə-​lən How to pronounce microcrystalline (audio) also  -​ˌlīn or  -​ˌlēn \ adjective
microcrystallinity \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˌkri-​stə-​ˈli-​nə-​tē How to pronounce microcrystallinity (audio) \ 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, "Scientists Sculpt Nanoparticle Shells with Light," 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of microcrystal

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Microcrystal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcrystal. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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microcrystal

noun
mi·​cro·​crys·​tal | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌkris-tᵊl How to pronounce microcrystal (audio) \

Medical Definition of microcrystal

: a crystal visible only under the microscope

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