nanocomposite

noun
nano·​com·​pos·​ite | \ ˌna-nə-ˌkäm-ˈpä-sət How to pronounce nanocomposite (audio) , -kəm-, especially British -ˈkäm-pə-zit \

Definition of nanocomposite

: 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

Other Words from nanocomposite

nanocomposite adjective

First Known Use of nanocomposite

1986, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nanocomposite

Time Traveler for nanocomposite

Time Traveler

The first known use of nanocomposite was in 1986

See more words from the same year

Statistics for nanocomposite

Cite this Entry

“Nanocomposite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nanocomposite. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

Comments on nanocomposite

What made you want to look up nanocomposite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!