Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Crystallog.) Having an oblique spiral arrangement of planes, as levogyrate and dextrogyrate crystals.

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  • adjective crystallography Having an oblique spiral arrangement of planes, as in levogyrate and dextrogyrate crystals.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek oblique + base, seat.

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