adjective Crystallography.

noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles; rhombic; trimetric.

Origin of orthorhombic

First recorded in 1865–70; ortho- + rhombic
Related formspseu·do·or·tho·rhom·bic, adjective
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crystallog relating to the crystal system characterized by three mutually perpendicular unequal axesAlso: rhombic, trimetric
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orthorhombic in Science



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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