quasicrystal

noun
qua·si·crys·tal | \ˈkwā-ˌzī-ˌkri-stᵊl, -sī-, ˈkwä-zē-, -sē-\

Definition of quasicrystal 

: a body of solid material that resembles a crystal in being composed of repeating structural units but that incorporates two or more unit cells into a quasiperiodic structure

Other Words from quasicrystal

quasicrystalline \ˈkwā-ˌzī-ˌkri-stə-lən, -sī-, ˈkwä-zē-, -sē- also -ˌlīn, -ˌlēn \ adjective

First Known Use of quasicrystal

1922, in the meaning defined above

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