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Definition of "crystallography" [crys•tal•log•ra•phy]

  • The science of crystal structure and phenomena. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crystallography" in a sentence
  • "X-ray crystallography is the specialty of chemistry that I have my degree in."
  • "In the course of her career, she developed new methods that have become standard in crystallography today."
  • "X-ray crystallography is based on the diffraction of X rays in protein crystals, and has since contributed to a further series of Nobel Prizes."