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orthoclastic

[ awr-thuh-klas-tik ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈklæs tɪk /

adjective Crystallography.

(of a crystal) having cleavages at right angles to each other.

Nearby words

orthocentre, orthocephalic, orthochorea, orthochromatic, orthoclase, orthoclastic, orthocytosis, orthodontia, orthodontics, orthodontist, orthodonture

Origin of orthoclastic

1875–80; < German orthoklastisch, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + -klastisch clastic
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