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diadochy

[dahy-ad-uh-kee] /daɪˈæd ə ki/
noun, Crystallography
1.
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
Related forms
diadochic
[dahy-uh-dok-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈdɒk ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diadochy

diadochy

/daɪˈædəʊkɪ/
noun
1.
(geology) the replacement of one element in a crystal by another
Word Origin
C20: from Greek diadochē succession
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