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noun, plural bi·sec·tri·ces [bahy-sek-trahy-seez] /ˌbaɪ sɛkˈtraɪ siz/.
  1. 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.
  2. Geometry. a bisector.
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Origin of bisectrix

First recorded in 1850–55; bisec(t) + -trix
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Historical Examples of bisectrix

  • A beginning was made by firing four shots at each plate in the bisectrix of the corners.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 794, March 21, 1891


British Dictionary definitions for bisectrix


noun plural bisectrices (baɪˈsɛktrɪˌsiːz)
  1. another name for bisector
  2. the bisector of the angle between the optic axes of a crystal
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