crystallography crystallography  /ˌkrɪ stə ˈlɑ ɡrə fi/


  • (n) the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals


  1. At a conference in Naples, Watson saw a vague, ghostly image of a DNA molecule rendered by X-ray crystallography.
  2. Private company based in Cambridge, England CEO: Timothy Haines What it does: Uses X-ray crystallography as a screening tool to discover new drugs.
  3. Acquiring some through a friendly burglar, he becomes a fanatical student of facets and crystallography, of refraction angles and cleavage planes.


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