diadochic

diadochy

[dahy-ad-uh-kee]
noun Crystallography.
the ability of certain different elements to exist in place of each other in certain points of a space lattice; isomorphism.

Origin:
irregular < Greek diadochḗ succession; see diadochokinesia

diadochic [dahy-uh-dok-ik] , adjective
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diadochy (daɪˈædəʊkɪ)
 
n
geology the replacement of one element in a crystal by another
 
[C20: from Greek diadochē succession]

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