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bisectrix

[bahy-sek-triks] /baɪˈsɛk trɪks/
noun, plural bisectrices
[bahy-sek-trahy-seez] /ˌbaɪ sɛkˈtraɪ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Crystallography. an imaginary line bisecting either the acute angle (acute bisectrix) or the obtuse angle (obtuse bisectrix) of the optic axes of a biaxial crystal.
2.
Geometry. a bisector.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; bisec(t) + -trix
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British Dictionary definitions for bisectrices

bisectrix

/baɪˈsɛktrɪks/
noun (pl) bisectrices (baɪˈsɛktrɪˌsiːz)
1.
another name for bisector
2.
the bisector of the angle between the optic axes of a crystal
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