crystal lattice

noun
lattice ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1925–30

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crystal lattice
 
n
the regular array of points about which the atoms, ions, or molecules composing a crystal are centred

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Example sentences
One is that, being so tiny, hydrogen atoms can wiggle through the crystal
  lattice of the material used to contain it.
In the study, an electron ion beam bombarded each emerald, thereby dislodging
  oxygen ions from the gem's crystal lattice.
Crystalline silicon cells are made of silicon atoms connected to one another to
  form a crystal lattice.
We have deduced that the failure of a few ligaments triggers brittle fracture
  of the crystal lattice network.
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