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orthorhombic

[ awr-thuh-rom-bik ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈrɒm bɪk /
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adjective Crystallography.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM orthorhombic

pseu·do·or·tho·rhom·bic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for orthorhombic

orthorhombic
/ (ˌɔːθəʊˈrɒmbɪk) /

adjective

crystallog relating to the crystal system characterized by three mutually perpendicular unequal axesAlso: rhombic, trimetric
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Scientific definitions for orthorhombic

orthorhombic
[ ôr′thō-rŏmbĭk ]

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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