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Any of numerous minute rudimentary, crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rocks.

crys′tal·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Minerals) any of the minute rudimentary or imperfect crystals occurring in many glassy rocks
crystallitic adj


(ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪt)

a minute body in glassy igneous rock, showing incipient crystallization.
crys`tal•lit′ic (-ˈɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.crystallite - any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock
crystallization, crystal - a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
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This system matches the application requirements of the pharmaceutical industry for crystallization studies, polymorph screening structure solution, phase identification and crystallite size determination under ambient and non-ambient conditions.
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The physical characteristics such as crystallite size and unit cell parameters are presented in Table 1.
Table 1: The crystallite sizes were calculated using Scherrer's relationship, d = K[lambda]/[beta] cos[theta] (where A be the wavelength of [lambda] rays = 1.
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Next, the influence of different crystal parameters on the diffraction pattern is discussed in more detail, including crystallite size, lattice distortion, planar faults, and chemical heterogeneity.