triclinic

[trahy-klin-ik]
adjective Crystallography.
noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the three axes are unequal and intersect at oblique angles.
Compare crystal system.


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

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triclinic (traɪˈklɪnɪk)
 
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Also: anorthic relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three unequal axes, no pair of which are perpendicular

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triclinic   (trī-klĭn'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
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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Example sentences
These vectors are based on the triclinic coordinate system.
One use of triclinic simulation boxes is to model solid-state crystals with triclinic symmetry.
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