epitaxis

epitaxis

[ep-i-tak-sis]
noun, plural epitaxes [ep-i-tak-seez] . Crystallography.
an oriented overgrowth of crystalline material upon the surface of another crystal of different chemical composition but similar structure.

Origin:
1950–55; < Neo-Latin; see epi-, -taxis

epitaxial, epitaxic, adjective
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epitaxy or epitaxis (ˈɛpɪˌtæksɪ)
 
n
the growth of a thin layer on the surface of a crystal so that the layer has the same structure as the underlying crystal
 
epitaxis or epitaxis
 
n
 
epitaxial or epitaxis
 
adj

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