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- adj. monoclinic
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- adj. Same as monoclinic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In crystallography, noting that system of crystallization in which there is but one plane of symmetry, the clinodiagonal plane: same as monoclinic.
The fifth, the monoclinic -- or clinorhombic, monosymmetric, or oblique -- system, has also three axes, all of them unequal.
Cadmium sulphate, CdSO_4, is known in several hydrated forms; being deposited, on spontaneous evaporation of a concentrated aqueous solution, in the form of large monosymmetric crystals of composition 3CdSO_4·8H_2O, whilst a boiling saturated solution, to which concentrated sulphuric acid has been added, deposits crystals of composition CdSO_4·H_2O.