noun Etymology: German Kristallit, from Greek krystallos Date: 1805 1. a. a minute mineral form (as in glassy volcanic rocks) that marks the beginning of crystallization b. a single grain in a polycrystalline substance 2. micelle

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  • crystallite — [kris′təl īt΄] n. [ CRYSTALL(O) + ITE1] 1. a tiny, embryonic crystal, too small to be identified with any mineral species 2. a rock consisting mainly of such tiny crystals crystallitic [kris΄təl it′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Crystallite — Galvanized surface with visible crystallites of zinc. Crystallites in the steel under the coating are microscopic. Crystallites are small, often microscopic crystals that, held together through highly defective boundaries, constitute a… …   Wikipedia

  • crystallite — crystallitic /kris tl it ik/, adj. /kris tl uyt /, n. Mineral. a minute body in glassy igneous rock, showing incipient crystallization. [1795 1805; CRYSTALL + ITE1] * * * ▪ geology       any of a type of microscopic body occurring in such glassy… …   Universalium

  • crystallite — kristalitas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Mažas netaisyklingo išorinio pavidalo, bet tvarkingos vidinės sandaros kristalas. atitikmenys: angl. crystallite vok. Kristallit, m rus. кристаллит, m pranc. cristallite, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • crystallite — kristalitas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. crystallite vok. Kristallit, m rus. кристаллит, m pranc. cristal élémentaire, m; cristallite, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • crystallite — noun A small region of a solid that consists of a single crystal; a grain …   Wiktionary

  • crystallite — Смотри Кристаллит …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • crystallite — n. type of crystal, crystallized igneous rock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crystallite — [ krɪst(ə)lʌɪt] noun an individual perfect crystal or region of regular crystalline structure in the substance of a material. ↘a very small crystal …   English new terms dictionary

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