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.

Nearby words

  1. orthoptic,
  2. orthoptics,
  3. orthoptist,
  4. orthopyroxene,
  5. orthorexia,
  6. orthoscope,
  7. orthoscopic,
  8. orthoscopy,
  9. orthoselection,
  10. orthosis


Origin of orthorhombic

First recorded in 1865–70; ortho- + rhombic

Related formspseu·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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Science 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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