rotation-inversion axes

rotation-inversion axis

[roh-tey-shuhn in-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn]
noun Crystallography.
an axis of a crystal such that rotating about the axis and then inverting the crystal brings the crystal back to its original position.
Also called symmetry axis of rotary inversion. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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