quasicrystal

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A Ho-Mg-Zn icosahedral quasicrystal formed as a dodecahedron, the dual of the icosahedron.

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From quasi- +‎ crystal.

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quasicrystal ‎(plural quasicrystals)

  1. (physics, chemistry) any solid with conventional crystalline properties but exhibiting a point group symmetry inconsistent with translational periodicity

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