mono·​clin·​ic ˌmä-nə-ˈkli-nik How to pronounce monoclinic (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes with one oblique intersection

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First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monoclinic was in 1856

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“Monoclinic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


mono·​clin·​ic ˌmän-ə-ˈklin-ik How to pronounce monoclinic (audio)
of a crystal
: having one oblique intersection of the axes
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