[ US /ˌmɑnəˈkɫɪnɪk/ ]
  1. having three unequal crystal axes with one oblique intersection
    monoclinic system
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How To Use monoclinic In A Sentence

  • These are, in order of decreasing symmetry, the cubic, hexagonal, tetragonal, trigonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, and triclinic systems.
  • The fifth, the monoclinic -- or clinorhombic, monosymmetric, or oblique -- system, has also three axes, all of them unequal. The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones
  • Whereas monoclinic pyrrhotite is ferrimagnetic, the hexagonal variety is antiferromagnetic.
  • It has no cleavage or parting and is biaxial positive, nonpleochroic, and monoclinic.
  • Calcium metasilicate, CaSiO_3, occurs in nature as monoclinic crystals known as tabular spar or wollastonite; it may be prepared artificially from solutions of calcium chloride and sodium silicate. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • Scolecite is monoclinic and typically occurs as slender prismatic crystals with a squarish cross section.
  • The terrain was from northwest to southeast trend monoclinic dumping relief.
  • The rhombic crystals that characterize sulphur at ordinary temperatures and pressures, give place to monoclinic crystals at 95.5 degrees C. Sulphur thus exists with two crystalline forms whose stability depends directly upon the temperature. Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86
  • These include a dangerous fibrous asbestos as well as the harmless monoclinic amphibole, actinolite: two minerals with the same composition but very different effects on human physiology. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
  • Having determined the identity in chemical composition of the crystals, it was thought that there might be a difference of form of the crystals in the various plants, from the fact that calcium oxalate crystallizes both in the tetragonal and the monoclinic systems. Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891
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