American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a crystalline structure of three mutually perpendicular axes of different length.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rectangular and rhombic.
- In crystallography, noting the system of crystallography which is characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles; belonging to this system: as, sulphur is orthorhombic. Also called trimetric. See crystallography.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Crystallog.) Noting the system of crystallization which has three unequal axes at right angles to each other; trimetric. See crystallization.
- ortho- + rhombic (Wiktionary)
“Today I learned that topaz is a mineral, the fluosilicate of aluminum, usually occurring in prismatic orthorhombic crystals of various colors.”
“In fact, the RM 022's honeycomb orthorhombic titanium aluminide baseplate comes straight from NASA research into supersonic aircraft wings.”
“Hmm all of these with the exception of Diamond can be found as a orthorhombic structure.”
“Ice type XI is the orthorhombic form if any care to know.”
“Rutile is made up mostly of titanium dioxide with two rarer polymorphs anatase or octahedrite, which is a tetragonal mineral of pseudo-octahedral habit, and brookite, which is an orthorhombic mineral, the Doctor explained to her.”
“As Wolfgang Beck, Thomas Klapötke and their team report in the journal ZAAC – Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry, the orthorhombic crystals consist of separate, nearly linear Hg (CNO) 2 molecules.”
“Mercury fulminate crystals are orthorhombic and the crystal consists, as expected, of separate Hg (CNO) 2 molecules.”
“The stacking of the tetrahedral and octahedral sheets in the chrysotile structure has been shown to yield three types of chrysotile fibers: clino-chrysotile: monoclinic stacking of the layers, x parallel to fiber axis, most abundant formortho-chrysotile: orthorhombic stacking of the layers, x parallel to fiber axispara-chrysotile: two layer structure, 180° rotation of two-layer structures, y parallel to fiber axis”
“When the beings passed beneath Theriaults feet, she recognized the faceted shapes of their orthorhombic component structures.”
“That means we came painfully close to possibly discovering the biggest Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull spoiler of them all – whether the crystal skull is made of tetragonal ionic crystal or orthorhombic covalent crystal.”
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