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lat·tice

(lat'is),
A regular arrangement of units into an array such that a plane passing through two units of a particular type or in a particular interrelationship will pass through an indefinite number of such units (for example, the atom arrangement in a crystal).

lattice

An MRI term for the thermomagnetic environment in which spinning nuclei exchange energy during longitudinal (T1) relaxation.

lattice

(lăt′ĭs)
1. A network or framework formed by structures intertwined usually at right angles with each other.
2. In physics, the arrangement of atoms in a crystal.

lattice

a pattern of regularly placed, narrow, intersecting strips, such as the geometric atomic arrangement in a crystal, as seen in x-ray analysis.

lattice theory
the interaction of multivalent antigen with multivalent antibody will, at optimum proportions of each (zone of equivalence), result in the formation of a lattice and a precipitate. In the zone of equivalence all antibody and antigen are bound in the lattice. With an excess of either antigen or antibody, the lattice is incomplete or disassembled so that the amount of precipitate is reduced; the basis for precipitin tests.