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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u′nit cell`(n.)

  1. the simplest unit of a regular crystal lattice.

    Category: Crystallography

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unit cell(noun)

    the smallest group of atoms or molecules whose repetition at regular intervals in three dimensions produces the lattices of a crystal


  1. unit cell(Noun)

    In a crystal, the smallest repeating structure (parallelepiped) of atoms from which the structure of the complete crystal can be inferred.


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