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amorphous

 [ah-mor´fus]
having no definite form; shapeless.

a·mor·phous

(ă-mōr'fŭs),
1. Without definite shape or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.

amorphous

/amor·phous/ (ah-mor´fus)
1. having no definite form; shapeless.
2. having no specific orientation of atoms.
3. in pharmacy, not crystallized.

amorphous

[əmôr′fəs]
Etymology: Gk, a, not, morphe, form
1 describing an object that lacks definite visible shape or form.
2 (in chemistry) a substance that is not crystalline.

amorphous

adjective Lacking a fixed shape; shapeless

a·mor·phous

(ā-mōr'fŭs)
1. Without definite form or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.

amorphous

1. Of no particular shape or form.
2. Lacking distinct crystalline structure.

a·mor·phous

(ā-mōr'fŭs)
1. Without definite shape or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.

amorphous (āmôr´fus, əmôr´fus),

adj having no specific space lattice, the molecules being distributed at random.

amorphous

having no definite form; shapeless.
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the strip had amorphous structure all over the section.
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First, for the film during stretching in water, the presently proposed analytical method is applied to obtain the degree of orientation of the amorphous chains and the amount of the oriented ones in addition to the evaluations for the crystalline chains.
Caption: In photochemical metal-organic deposition, a simple metal-containing organic precursor molecule is spin-coated on a surface, then decomposed with UV light, leaving behind a disordered, amorphous metal oxide.
The greatest thing about amorphous oxides is that charge can zip through them 20 to 40 times as fast as in amorphous silicon.
Spectroscopic techniques have been applied to this measurement, but they generally lack the sensitivity to measure the amorphous content of inhalation lactose, and sufficiently sensitive techniques may be classified as either calorimetric (for example, DSC or isothermal calorimetry) or gravimetric (DVS).
2-inch amorphous silicon LCD at FPD International 2006, being held from October 18-20 at Pacifico Yokohama.
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The mineral component of bone and teeth consists primarily of non-stoichiometric and highly substituted hydroxyapatite (HA) in poorly crystalline or nearly amorphous forms.