hemitrope

adjective
hemi·trope

Definition of hemitrope 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: half turned round : half inverted specifically : hemitropic

hemitrope

noun
hemi·trope | \ " \
plural -s

Definition of hemitrope (Entry 2 of 2)

: a hemitropic crystal

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History and Etymology for hemitrope

Adjective

French hémitrope, adjective & noun, from hémi- hemi- entry 1 + -trope

Noun

French hémitrope

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