quasi crystal

quasicrystal

[kwey-zahy-kris-tl, kwey-sahy‐, kwah-see‐, ‐zee‐]
noun
a form of solid matter whose atoms are arranged like those of a crystal but assume patterns that do not exactly repeat themselves.

Origin:
1985–90

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