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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variety of albite occurring as elongated white crystals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of albite occuring in the crystalline schists of the Alps, the crystals of which are usually peculiar in being elongated in the direction of the macrodiagonal axis.
  • n. In botany, a periclinal cell-wall. Jackson, Glossary.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Greek periklinēs, sloping on all sides : peri-, peri- + klīnein, to slope; see klei- in Indo-European roots.

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