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[ep-i-tak-see] /ˈɛp ɪˌtæk si/
noun, plural epitaxies. Crystallography
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Examples from the web for epitaxy
  • We used silane in the semiconductor industry for epitaxy for years.
  • In situ metrology during the growth of compound semiconductors by molecular beam epitaxy.
  • Elastic effects and phase segregation during the growth of thin alloy layers by molecular-beam epitaxy.
British Dictionary definitions for epitaxy


the growth of a thin layer on the surface of a crystal so that the layer has the same structure as the underlying crystal
Derived Forms
epitaxial (ˌɛpɪˈtæksɪəl) adjective
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