quasicrystal

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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

quasicrystalline

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

First Known Use of quasicrystal

1922


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