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crystallite

[kris-tl-ahyt] /ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a minute body in glassy igneous rock, showing incipient crystallization.
Origin of crystallite
1795-1805
1795-1805; crystall- + -ite1
Related forms
crystallitic
[kris-tl-it-ik] /ˌkrɪs tlˈɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for crystallite
  • crystallite shape can be determined by measuring crystallite size in several different crystallographic directions.
  • Thus, the accuracy of the measurement is limited by the number of particles as discussed in the section on crystallite statistics.
  • Stoichiometry per molar ratio as determined by crystallite formation.
  • Their results suggest that the conventional impregnation method leads to crystallite decoration and thus lower activity.
British Dictionary definitions for crystallite

crystallite

/ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
any of the minute rudimentary or imperfect crystals occurring in many glassy rocks
Derived Forms
crystallitic (ˌkrɪstəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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