hemitrope definition

  • noun:
    • A twin crystal having a hemitropal framework.
    • what is hemitropal in building; (Crystallog.) a twin crystal having a hemitropal construction.
    • something that is hemitropous in framework.
    • A twin crystal.
  • adjective:
    • half-turned round; 1 / 2 inverted; (Crystallog.) having a twinned structure.
  • others:
    • Half-turned: specifically applied in mineralogy to a compound or double crystal which has two comparable components or halves, one of that is switched half round upon others.
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