spatial dendrite

spatial dendrite

[′spā·shəl ′den‚drīt]
(meteorology)
A complex ice crystal with fernlike arms that extend in many directions (spatially) from a central nucleus; its form is roughly spherical. Also known as spatial dendritic crystal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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