epitaxy(redirected from Heteroepitaxy)
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Related to Heteroepitaxy: epitaxial layer, Epitaxial growth, Epitaxial
The growth of one crystal in one or more specific orientations on the substrate of another kind of crystal, with a close geometric fit between the networks in contact; seen in the alternating layers of different composition in stones from the kidney and gallbladder, indicating an abrupt change of composition during formation.
[epi- + G. taxis, arrangement]