The quality or state of being able to be bent or creased repeatedly. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Relating to the size of solids.
Characteristics or attributes of the outer boundaries of objects, including molecules.
The scattering of x-rays by matter, especially crystals, with accompanying variation in intensity due to interference effects. Analysis of the crystal structure of materials is performed by passing x-rays through them and registering the diffraction image of the rays (CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, X-RAY). (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)