pinacoid definition

  • noun:
    • The face of a crystal parallel to two associated with the axes.
    • an airplane parallel to two for the crystalline axes.
    • In crystallography, a plane parallel to two associated with the crystallographic axes: since, the basal pinacoid, or base parallel toward horizontal axes.
    • Some writers offer the usage of this term to embrace any style which includes but two synchronous faces; based on this use, all of the feasible faces of a holosymmetric triclinic crystal are known as pinacoids.

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