X-brace—paired set of crossing sway braces. (See also brace, cross bracing, and sway brace.)
xonotlite—calcium silicate monohydrate (Ca6Si6O17(OH)2), a natural mineral that is readily synthesized at 302 to 662 F (150 to 350 C) under saturated steam pressure; a constituent of sand-lime masonry units.
X-ray diffraction—the diffraction of X-rays by substances having a regular arrangement of atoms; a phenomenon used to identify substances having such a structure.
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