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orthorhombic

[awr-thuh-rom-bik]
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adjective Crystallography.
  1. noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles; rhombic; trimetric.
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Origin of orthorhombic

First recorded in 1865–70; ortho- + rhombic
Related formspseu·do·or·tho·rhom·bic, adjective
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orthorhombic

adjective
  1. crystallog relating to the crystal system characterized by three mutually perpendicular unequal axesAlso: rhombic, trimetric
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orthorhombic in Science

orthorhombic

[ôr′thō-rŏmbĭk]
  1. Relating to a crystal having three axes of different lengths intersecting at right angles. The mineral topaz has orthorhombic crystals. See illustration at crystal.
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