bisectrix

[ bahy-sek-triks ]
/ baɪˈsɛk trɪks /
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noun, plural bi·sec·tri·ces [bahy-sek-trahy-seez] /ˌbaɪ sɛkˈtraɪ siz/.

Crystallography. an imaginary line bisecting either the acute angle (acute bisectrix) or the obtuse angle (obtuse bisectrix) of the optic axes of a biaxial crystal.
Geometry. a bisector.

Nearby words

  1. biscuit-fired,
  2. bise,
  3. bisect,
  4. bisection,
  5. bisector,
  6. bisellium,
  7. biserial,
  8. biserially,
  9. biseriate,
  10. biserrate

Origin of bisectrix

First recorded in 1850–55; bisec(t) + -trix

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British Dictionary definitions for bisectrix

bisectrix

/ (baɪˈsɛktrɪks) /

noun plural bisectrices (baɪˈsɛktrɪˌsiːz)

another name for bisector
the bisector of the angle between the optic axes of a crystal
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