trigonal

adjective

tri·​go·​nal trī-ˈgō-nᵊl How to pronounce trigonal (audio)
: of, relating to, or being the division of the hexagonal crystal system or the forms belonging to it characterized by a vertical axis of threefold symmetry
trigonally adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trigonal was in 1878

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“Trigonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trigonal. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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