angstrom-unit

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angstrom   (āng'strəm)  Pronunciation Key 
A unit of length equal to one hundred-millionth (10-10) of a meter. It was once used to measure wavelengths of light and the diameters of atoms, but has now been mostly replaced by the nanometer.
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