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triclinic

[ trahy-klin-ik ]
/ traɪˈklɪn ɪk /
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adjective Crystallography.
noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the three axes are unequal and intersect at oblique angles.
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Origin of triclinic

1850–55; tri- + Greek klī́n(ein) to lean1, slope + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for triclinic

triclinic
/ (traɪˈklɪnɪk) /

adjective
relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three unequal axes, no pair of which are perpendicularAlso: anorthic
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Scientific definitions for triclinic

triclinic
[ trī-klĭnĭk ]

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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