Definition of Pinacoid

1. n. A plane parallel to two of the crystalline axes.



Definition of Pinacoid

1. Noun. (crystallography) The face of a crystal parallel to two of the axes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinacoid

1. pinakoid [n -S] - See also: pinakoid

Medical Definition of Pinacoid

1. A plane parallel to two of the crystalline axes. Origin: Gr, a tablet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinacoid

pin implant
pin money
pin oak
pin table
pin the tail on the donkey
pin up
pin wrench
pina
pina cloth
pina colada
pinaceous
pinaces
pinacocyte
pinacoderm
pinacoderms
pinacoid (current term)
pinacoids
pinacol
pinacol rearrangement
pinacolborane
pinacolin
pinacolins
pinacolone
pinacolones
pinacols
pinacone
pinacones
pinacotheca
pinacothecas
pinacothek

Literary usage of Pinacoid

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1. Crystallography: An Outline of the Geometrical Properties of Crystals by Thomas Leonard Walker (1914)
"106 — Beryl showing _the prism of the first order, m, (1010); the basal pinacoid, c, (0001); the pyramids of the first order, u, (2021) and p, (10l1); ..."

2. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"A form parallel to the first axis a and intersecting the other two is said to be of the first order—pedion, pinacoid, sphenoid, dome, prism, ..."

3. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1922)
"This form is designated by the letter a, since it is situated at the extremity of the a axis; it is hence conveniently called the a-face or a-pinacoid. ..."

4. Descriptive Mineralogy: With Especial Reference to the Occurrences and Uses by Edward Henry Kraus (1911)
"Contact (Figure 148) and penetration twins (sometimes cruciform) with the basal pinacoid as the twinning plane are rather common. ..."

5. Tables for the Determination of Common Minerals Chiefly by Their Physical by William Otis Crosby (1895)
"The prefixes of the names pinacoid and dome are ortho and clino, instead of macro and brachy; and we call the prism and pyramid monoclinic, ..."

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