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Term: Ice
Definition: Water substance in the solid phase. Ice can occur in many forms. At and near the Earth's surface, ice always crystallizes in the hexagonal system. This phase is designated ice Ih, the Roman numeral I distinguishing it from more than a dozen other phases and the letter h distinguishing it from the metastable cubic phase ice Ic. See, among other articles, glacier ice and diamond dust.
Created 2022.03.08
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