nanocrystal

noun
nano·​crys·​tal | \ ˈna-nə-ˌkri-stᵊl How to pronounce nanocrystal (audio) \

Definition of nanocrystal

: a nanoscale crystal

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Other Words from nanocrystal

nanocrystalline \ ˈna-​nə-​ˈkri-​stə-​lən How to pronounce nanocrystalline (audio) also  -​ˌlīn , -​ˌlēn How to pronounce nanocrystalline (audio) \ adjective

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In this therapy, antiretroviral drugs are placed in nanocrystals that travel to tissues where HIV is likely to be lying dormant. Robert Preidt, CBS News, "In a first, scientists eliminate HIV from an animal's genome," 3 July 2019 The nanocrystals are stored within cells for weeks and slowly release the drugs. Robert Preidt, CBS News, "In a first, scientists eliminate HIV from an animal's genome," 3 July 2019 Dispersed throughout the enamel, however, the researchers found tiny nanocrystals that prevent light from reflecting off of the teeth’s surface and camouflage them in the deep ocean, the team reports today in the journal Matter. Helen Santoro, Science | AAAS, "The transparent teeth of this dragonfish evolved for one lethal purpose," 5 June 2019 The company makes nanocrystals — specks of zirconia a fraction of the width of a strand of hair — that can be added to polymers and coatings to improve the adhesiveness of specialty glues and improve refraction in LED lights. Christopher Dinsmore, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore advanced material maker Pixelligent raises $7.6 million in latest funding round," 18 Apr. 2018 Instead, a lattice of nanocrystals within another skin cell layer alters to reflect light differently. National Geographic, "Here's What Happens When a Chameleon Looks in a Mirror," 18 June 2016 The gold nanocrystals are contained in a biodegradable polymer that allows enough metal to collect in a tumor. Diane Mastrull, Philly.com, "Cancer survivor becomes a cancer fighter at a Philly start-up," 28 July 2017 Instead, a lattice of nanocrystals within another skin cell layer alters to reflect light differently. National Geographic, "Here's What Happens When a Chameleon Looks in a Mirror," 18 June 2016

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First Known Use of nanocrystal

1984, in the meaning defined above

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