triclinic definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of a crystal system having three axes of unequal length, none of which intersects at right angles with another
Origin: ; from tri- plush Classical Greek klinein, to incline (see lean) plush -ic
triclinic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Having three unequal axes intersecting at oblique angles. Used of certain crystals.
triclinic - Science Definition
Relating to a crystal having three axes of different lengths intersecting at oblique angles. The mineral microcline (a type of feldspar) has triclinic crystals. See illustration at crystal.