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Definition of the noun pinacoid

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noun - plural: pinacoids

  1. [crystallography] The face of a crystal parallel to two of the axes.

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Google previewGemstones (2012)

by Michael O'Donoghue

Topaz: prismatic crystals with terminations consisting of pyramid and dome forms are common; the basal pinacoid is a cleavage plane, so doubly terminated crystals are rare. Both first- and second-order prisms may be present. Chrysoberyl ...

Google previewFundamentals of Crystallography (2002)

by Carmelo Giacovazzo

Thus a pedion is a single face, a pinacoid is a pair of parallel faces, a sphenoid is a pair of faces related by a diad axis, a prism a set of equivalent faces parallel to a common axis, a pyramid is a set of planes with equal angles of inclination to a ...

Google previewGeological Science (1992)

by Andrew McLeish

A basal pinacoid is a pair 2. 23 Symmetry elements of an orthorhombic crystal. There are three planes of symmetry and three diads. of faces at right angles to the length of the crystal, e.g. in a tea packet the four long sides would form a square ...

Google previewThe Mojave-Sonora Megashear Hypothesis (2005)

Development, Assessment, and Alternatives by Thomas Howard Anderson

The basal pinacoid is a less common termination. As a whole, the suite is generally subhedral with abundant anhedral grains. The external morphology of many grains is modified by fractures and irregular to smooth concave surface pits , ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

1, which is bounded by the hexagonal prism m, hexagonal bipyramid : and basal pinacoid c. In its general appearance, apatite exhibits wide variations. Crystals may be colourless and transparent or white and opaque, but are often coloured, ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

basal plane basal pinacoid. basalt (ba-salt') l. A dark-colored igneous rock, commonly extrusive, composed primarily of calcic plagioclase and pyroxene; the fine-grained equivalent of gabbro. The plagioclase is normally ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

base tablet; slab (pinacocyte, pinacoid).

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

The true crystallographic symmetry is evident on crystals by the luster difference between the basal pinacoid facial planes and other crystal faces. Also, prism faces show vertical striations; basal planes do not. It crystallizes in the tetragonal ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language (1906)

Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea; a Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words, Prepared Under the Supervision of Francis Andrew March ... and Francis Andrew March, Jr by Francis Andrew March

Basal pinacoid. Pinacoid cutting the vertical axis of a crystal Contact-goniometer. Instrument for measuring the angles made by the faces of crystals.

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