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- adj. Having an oblique spiral arrangement of planes, as in levogyrate and dextrogyrate crystals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having an oblique spiral arrangement of planes, as levogyrate and dextrogyrate crystals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In crystallography, having faces obliquely arranged, as in certain hemihedral forms which are enantio-morphous to their complementary forms—that is, related to them as a right glove is to the left: this is true of the trapezohedral planes on a quartz crystal.
Ancient Greek oblique + base, seat. (Wiktionary)