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polysynthetic twinning


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  • 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.


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