monoclinic[män′ō klin′ik, män′ə-]
monoclinic definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of a crystal system having three axes of unequal length, only two of which intersect at right angles with each other
Origin: see monocline and amp; -ic
monoclinic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Of or relating to three unequal crystal axes, two of which intersect obliquely and are perpendicular to the third.
monoclinic - Science Definition
Relating to a crystal having three axes of different lengths. Two of the axes are at oblique angles to each other, and the third axis is perpendicular to the plane that is made by the other two. The mineral gypsum has monoclinic crystals. See illustration at crystal.