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  • n. hemihedral crystallization

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The property of crystallizing hemihedrally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In crystallography, that property of crystals in accordance with which they have only half the number of planes required by normal or holohedral symmetry. See holohedrism.


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  • As the result of his discovery he was made (1848) professor of physics at the Lycee of Dijon; three months later he became deputy professor of chemistry at the University of Strasburg, and full professor in 1852; in 1854 dean and professor of chemistry at the new University of Lille; in 1856 the English Royal Society conferred on him the Rumford Medal for researches on the polarization of light with hemihedrism of crystals; in 1857 he became director of scientific studies at the Paris Ecole Normal, in 1863 professor of geology and chemistry at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in 1867 professor of chemistry at the Sorbonne, where he remained till 1889, when he became the Director of the Pasteur Institute, founded in his honour.

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