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Of or relating to a crystalline structure of three mutually perpendicular axes of different length.
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(Chemistry) crystallog relating to the crystal system characterized by three mutually perpendicular unequal axes. Also: rhombic or trimetric
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or•tho•rhom•bic(ˌɔr θəˈrɒm bɪk)
noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at right angles; rhombic.
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Relating to a crystal having three axes of different lengths intersecting at right angles. The mineral topaz has orthorhombic crystals. See more at crystal.
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