semicrystalline
adjective Date: 1816 incompletely or imperfectly crystalline

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  • Semicrystalline — Sem i*crys tal*line, a. (Min.) Half crystalline; said of certain cruptive rocks composed partly of crystalline, partly of amorphous matter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semicrystalline — /sem ee kris tl in, uyn , sem uy /, adj. partly or imperfectly crystalline. [1810 20; SEMI + CRYSTALLINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • semicrystalline — adjective Partially crystalline (and partially amorphous) …   Wiktionary

  • semicrystalline — adj. partly crystalline, not entirely crystalline …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Semicrystalline —   See Multicrystalline.   Solar Electric Glossary …   Energy terms

  • semicrystalline — semi·crystalline …   English syllables

  • semicrystalline — /ˌsɛmiˈkrɪstəlaɪn/ (say .semee kristuhluyn) adjective partly crystalline …   Australian English dictionary

  • semicrystalline — “+ adjective Etymology: semi + crystalline : hemicrystalline …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crystallization of polymers — Spherulites viewed between crossed polarizers in an optical microscope. Crystallization of polymers is a process associated with partial alignment of their molecular chains. These chains fold together and form ordered regions called lamellae,… …   Wikipedia

  • industrial polymers, chemistry of — Introduction       structure and composition of chemical compounds made up of long, chainlike molecules (molecule).       What distinguishes polymers from other types of compounds is the extremely large size of the molecules. The size of a… …   Universalium

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