having one axis.
Crystallography. (of a crystal) having one direction in which double refraction does not occur.
Botany. (of a plant) having a primary stem that does not branch and that terminates in a flower.
- u·ni·ax·i·al·ly, adverb
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How to use uniaxial in a sentence
In uniaxial crystals the number of absorption spectra is reduced to two.
We call the former uniaxial (monaxonia), and the latter transverse-axial (stauraxonia).The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
A sphere cut from a uniaxial crystal at one temperature will be a spheroid at another temperature.
Optically uniaxial crystals—corresponding with the tetragonal and hexagonal systems.
British Dictionary definitions for uniaxial
(esp of plants) having an unbranched main axis
(of a crystal) having only one direction along which double refraction of light does not occur
- uniaxially, adverb
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