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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Consistency in crystalline form with variation in chemical composition.

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  • n. Variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Variability in chemical constitution without variation in crystalline form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., the property of retaining a constant crystalline form while the chemical constituents present or their proportions vary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (chemistry) variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form

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