polysynthetic twinning love

polysynthetic twinning


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of contact twins where the composition surfaces are parallel to one another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. repeated twinning, like that of the triclinic feldspar, producing fine parallel bands in alternately reversed positions.
  • n. repeated twinning of crystal lamellæ, as that of the triclinic feldspars.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.