noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the three axes are unequal and intersect at oblique angles.
Origin of triclinic
+ Greek klī́n(ein
) to lean1
, slope + -ic
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Historical Examples of triclinic
They are triclinic, with cleavages meeting at approximately 86 degrees.
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.
In the triclinic system there are three unequal axes and these intersections are all oblique.
British Dictionary definitions for triclinic
relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three unequal axes, no pair of which are perpendicularAlso: anorthic
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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.
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