- noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the three axes are unequal and intersect at oblique angles.
Compare crystal system.
Origin of triclinic
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They are triclinic, with cleavages meeting at approximately 86 degrees.Geology
William J. Miller
This is a soda Feldspar and is triclinic, but exhibits the color characteristic of moonstone.
All the sodium, sodium-calcium, and calcium species are triclinic, except the rare monoclinic sodium felspar barbierite.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
In the triclinic system there are three unequal axes and these intersections are all oblique.The A B C of Mining
Charles A. Bramble
- relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three unequal axes, no pair of which are perpendicularAlso: anorthic
- Relating to a crystal having three axes of different lengths intersecting at oblique angles. The mineral microcline (a type of feldspar) has triclinic crystals. See illustration at crystal.