# clinodiagonal definition

• noun:
• That diagonal or lateral axis in a monoclinic crystal making an oblique position with the straight axis.
• That diagonal or horizontal axis in a monoclinic crystal making an oblique perspective utilizing the vertical axis. See crystallization.
• In crystallography, that diagonal or lateral axis in monoclinic crystals which forms an oblique position because of the vertical axis. Also referred to as clino-axis.