macle

[ mak-uhl ]
/ ˈmæk əl /

noun Mineralogy.

a twinned crystal.

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Origin of macle

1720–30; <French <Latin macula.See macula
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British Dictionary definitions for macle

macle
/ (ˈmækəl) /

noun

another name for chiastolite, twin (def. 3)

Word Origin for macle

C19: via French from Latin macula spot, stain
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