Ostwald ripening

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Ostwald ripening

[′ȯst‚vält ¦rīp·ə·niŋ]
(chemistry)
Solution-crystallizer phenomenon in which small crystals, more soluble than large ones, dissolve and reprecipitate onto larger particles.
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