triclinic

adjective
tri·​clin·​ic | \ (ˌ)trī-ˈkli-nik How to pronounce triclinic (audio) \

Definition of triclinic

: of, relating to, or constituting a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at oblique angles used especially of a crystal

First Known Use of triclinic

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Triclinic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triclinic. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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