metamictization

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metamict (ˈmɛtəˌmɪkt)
 
adj
of or denoting the amorphous state of a substance that has lost its crystalline structure as a result of the radioactivity of uranium or thorium within it: metamict minerals
 
[C19: from Danish metamikt, from meta- + Greek miktos mixed]
 
metamicti'zation
 
n
 
metamicti'sation
 
n

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