1. having three unequal crystal axes intersecting at oblique angles
    triclinic system
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How To Use anorthic In A Sentence

  • In the sixth and last system, the triclinic -- or anorthic, or asymmetric -- the axes are again three, but in this case, none of them are equal and none at right angles. The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones
  • The mineral was named (from [Greek: axinê], an axe) by R.J. Haüy in 1799, on account of the characteristic thin wedge-like form of its anorthic crystals. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"
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