paracrystal

noun

para·​crystal
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: a solid body with less than three-dimensional order characteristic of a true crystal
virus … in the form of needlelike paracrystalsC. A. Knight
compare pseudocrystal
paracrystalline
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adjective

Word History

Etymology

para- entry 1 + crystal

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“Paracrystal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paracrystal. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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