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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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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 features of M19 and amorphous core material used in the study are given in Table I and the curves of losses versus magnetic flux density at several frequencies for M19 and amorphous are given in Fig.
Amorphous oxides can form thin films that are transparent and electrically conductive, which is why they already serve as the see-through electrode layer in displays and solar cells.
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