pericline

noun

peri·​cline
ˈperəˌklīn
plural -s
1
: a variety of albite occurring in white opaque crystals elongated in the direction of the macro-axis and often twinned with this axis as twinning axis
2
: one of the layers making up a periclinal chimera
3
: a periclinal cell wall

Word History

Etymology

Greek periklinēs, adjective, sloping on all sides

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“Pericline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pericline. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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