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quasicrystal

[kwey-zahy-kris-tl, kwey-sahy‐, kwah-see‐, ‐zee‐] /ˌkweɪ zaɪˈkrɪs tl, ˌkweɪ saɪ‐, ˌkwɑ si‐, ‐zi‐/
noun
1.
a form of solid matter whose atoms are arranged like those of a crystal but assume patterns that do not exactly repeat themselves.
Origin of quasicrystal
1985-1990
1985-90
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