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epitaxis

[ep-i-tak-sis] /ˌɛp ɪˈtæk sɪs/
noun, plural epitaxes
[ep-i-tak-seez] /ˌɛp ɪˈtæk siz/ (Show IPA).
Crystallography
1.
an oriented overgrowth of crystalline material upon the surface of another crystal of different chemical composition but similar structure.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; < Neo-Latin; see epi-, -taxis
Related forms
epitaxial, epitaxic, adjective
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