nano·​com·​pos·​ite ˌna-nə-ˌkäm-ˈpä-sət How to pronounce nanocomposite (audio)
 especially British  -ˈkäm-pə-zit
: a composite material with features measured in nanometers
Other nanocomposites—materials put together molecule by molecule—could be used to coat implants so that the body doesn't react to them. Some nanocomposites could be used to repair bones or replace membranes.Mary Vanac
nanocomposite adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nanocomposite was in 1986

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“Nanocomposite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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