Definition of Monoclinic

1. Adjective. Having three unequal crystal axes with one oblique intersection. "Monoclinic system"

Category relationships: Crystallography
Antonyms: Triclinic



Definition of Monoclinic

1. a. Having one oblique intersection; -- said of that system of crystallization in which the vertical axis is inclined to one, but at right angles to the other, lateral axis. See Crystallization.

Definition of Monoclinic

1. Adjective. (crystallography) Having three unequal axes with two perpendicular and one oblique intersections. ¹

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Definition of Monoclinic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Monoclinic

1. Having one oblique intersection; said of that system of crystallization in which the vertical axis is inclined to one, but at right angles to the other, lateral axis. See Crystallization. Origin: Mono- + Gr. To incline. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monoclinic

monochromists
monochromophil
monochromous
monochromy
monochronic
monociliate
monociliated
monocistronic
monocistronic RNA
monocle
monocled
monocles
monoclinal
monocline
monoclines
monoclinic (current term)
monoclinus
monoclonal
monoclonal antibodies
monoclonal antibody
monoclonal immunoglobulin
monoclonal peak
monoclonal protein
monoclonals
monocomponent
monocondyla
monocoordinated
monocoque
monocoques

Literary usage of Monoclinic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1908)
"(b) monoclinic sulphur and vapour. (c) Rhombic sulphur and liquid. (d) monoclinic sulphur and ... Triple Point—Rhombic and monoclinic Sulphur and Vapour. ..."

2. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"The monoclinic amphiboles include the following rock-making minerals: i KI ... The monoclinic amphibole group of minerals is one of the most important of ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"In representing monoclinic crystals, the secondary axes are supposed to be ... For every monoclinic crystal, the ratio of the three axes (the length of the ..."

4. Elementary Crystallography: Being Part One of General Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1910)
"—Complete forms belonging to the monoclinic system possess but a single ... Model of monoclinic crystal showing distribution of elements of symmetry in ..."

5. Guide to the Mineral Collections in the Illinois State Museum by Illinois State Museum, Alja Robinson Crook (1920)
"The crystals cannot be classed in the orthorhombic system but are in the monoclinic. (monoclinic means having one inclination.) After a time, however, ..."

6. Elements of Crystallography: For Students of Chemistry, Physics and Mineralogy by George Huntington Williams (1890)
"264) ; and in fact they would really be monoclinic prisms if either of the axes ... monoclinic pyramids, because they occupy but half of the eight octants, ..."

7. A System of Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent Discoveries: Including by James Dwight Dana (1854)
"monoclinic System. In the monoclinic System the obliquity of the crystals (or of '!>? vertical axis towards the ..."

8. A System of Physical Chemistry by William Cudmore McCullagh Lewis, James Rice (1920)
"This is the triple point B, at which monoclinic, rhombic, and liquid can coexist. ... If we still further increase the pressure, the monoclinic form will ..."

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