peri·​cline | \ ˈperəˌklīn \
plural -s

Definition of pericline

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

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History and Etymology for pericline

Greek periklinēs, adjective, sloping on all sides

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“Pericline.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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