tri·​clin·​ic (ˌ)trī-ˈkli-nik How to pronounce triclinic (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at oblique angles
used especially of a crystal

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First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triclinic was in 1854

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“Triclinic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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