pseudosymmetry

[ soo-doh-sim-i-tree ]
/ ˌsu doʊˈsɪm ɪ tri /

noun Crystallography.

an apparent symmetry different from that appropriate to a crystal of a given mineral.

Nearby words

  1. pseudosmia,
  2. pseudosolution,
  3. pseudosphere,
  4. pseudostrabismus,
  5. pseudostratified epithelium,
  6. pseudotripteral,
  7. pseudotruncus arteriosus,
  8. pseudotuberculosis,
  9. pseudotumor,
  10. pseudovector

Origin of pseudosymmetry

First recorded in 1885–90; pseudo- + symmetry

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