ortho-rhombic

orthorhombic

[awr-thuh-rom-bik]
adjective Crystallography.
noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles; rhombic; trimetric.
Compare crystal system.


Origin:
1865–70; ortho- + rhombic

pseudoorthorhombic, adjective
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orthorhombic (ˌɔːθəʊˈrɒmbɪk)
 
adj
crystallog rhombic, Also: trimetric relating to the crystal system characterized by three mutually perpendicular unequal axes

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orthorhombic   (ôr'thō-rŏm'bĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a crystal having three axes of different lengths intersecting at right angles. The mineral topaz has orthorhombic crystals. See illustration at crystal.
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