from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The growth of the crystals of one mineral on the crystal face of another mineral, such that the crystalline substrates of both minerals have the same structural orientation.
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- n. Any of several techniques that grow ordered, crystalline layers on top of an existing monocrystalline substrate.
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- n. growing a crystal layer of one mineral on the crystal base of another mineral in such a manner that its crystalline orientation is the same as that of the substrate
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