epitaxy(redirected from epitaxies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012