[ trahy-klin-ik ]

  1. noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the three axes are unequal and intersect at oblique angles.

Origin of triclinic

1850–55; tri- + Greek klī́n(ein) to lean1, slope + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for triclinic


/ (traɪˈklɪnɪk) /

  1. relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three unequal axes, no pair of which are perpendicular: Also: anorthic

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Scientific definitions for triclinic


[ trī-klĭnĭk ]

  1. 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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