Amorphous frost

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Term: Amorphous frost
Definition: Hoarfrost that possesses no apparent simple crystalline structure; opposite of crystalline frost. The lack of distinct crystal structure in forms of amorphous frost, however, is only a matter of scale. Such frost is built up of a multitude of units each of which has its own crystal structure, although no unit fits compatibly with its neighboring unit.
Created 2022.03.08
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