orthorhombic

adjective
or·​tho·​rhom·​bic | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈräm-bik How to pronounce orthorhombic (audio) \

Definition of orthorhombic

: of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes at right angles to each other

Examples of orthorhombic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its techy dial was crafted using orthorhombic titanium aluminides—a material NASA uses for wings on supersonic aircraft thanks to its resistance to corrosion and high temperatures—to form a honeycomb structure. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of orthorhombic

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orthorhombic

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“Orthorhombic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthorhombic. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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orthorhombic

adjective
or·​tho·​rhom·​bic | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈräm-bik How to pronounce orthorhombic (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthorhombic

: of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes at right angles to each other

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