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mon·o·clin·ic

 (mŏn′ə-klĭn′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to three unequal crystal axes, two of which intersect obliquely and are perpendicular to the third.
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monoclinic

(ˌmɒnəʊˈklɪnɪk)
adj
(Chemistry) crystallog relating to or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three unequal axes, one pair of which are not at right angles to each other
[C19: from mono- + Greek klīnein to lean + -ic]
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mon•o•clin•ic

(ˌmɒn əˈklɪn ɪk)

adj.
noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the crystals have three unequal axes, with one oblique intersection.
[1865–70; mono- + Greek klin(ein) to incline + -ic]
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mon·o·clin·ic

(mŏn′ə-klĭn′ĭk)
Relating to a crystal having three axes of different lengths. Two of the axes are at oblique angles to each other, and the third axis is perpendicular to the plane that is made by the other two. The mineral gypsum has monoclinic crystals. See more at crystal.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monoclinic - having three unequal crystal axes with one oblique intersectionmonoclinic - having three unequal crystal axes with one oblique intersection; "monoclinic system"
crystallography - the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals
anorthic, triclinic - having three unequal crystal axes intersecting at oblique angles; "triclinic system"
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The data actually indicate that the crystals are in the monoclinic [beta]-polymorph of guanine, consistent with the prior findings for the biogenic guanine crystals in all organisms thus far characterized (Hirsch et al.
The following phases are observed in the diffractogram: cubic phase of type [beta]-Al (Fe, Cu), [omega]-[Al.sub.7][Cu.sub.2]Fe and quasicrystalline phase-[phi], which is a solid solution with cubic structure isomorphic of cesium chloride structure (CsCl) and the isomorphic phase [lambda]-[Al.sub.13][Fe.sub.4] is completely monoclinic [7].
The first intense peaks corresponding to the phase of interest were indexed in a monoclinic cell using the Dicvol04 program [22], with unit cell parameters a = 7.450 [angstrom], b = 12.840 [angstrom], c = 7.415 [angstrom], [beta] = 109.4[grados].
Suitable calcination temperature can improve the conversion of crystal types, which include tetragonal phase and monoclinic phase.
The structural analysis results indicate that compound 2 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P[2.sub.1]/c, and shows a 2-fold interpenetrated network.
[5] reported on a possible admixture of a monoclinic phase (Pm) into the room-temperature orthorhombic AFE P phase (Pbcm) based on X-ray diffraction and neutron powder diffraction measurements.
Zirconia exists in 3 crystallographic forms: a monoclinic phase (m), which is stable between room temperature and 1170[degrees]C, a tetragonal phase (t), which is stable between 1170[degrees]C and 2370[degrees]C, and a cubic phase (c), which is stable over 2370[degrees]C [2].
When the applied amount of S was 0.1 g, the obtained sample was still of pure monoclinic W[O.sub.3] phase (JCPDS no.
SEM images and XRD analysis of the Ca-P deposit indicated the initial formation of brushite with its monoclinic crystal structure and characteristic peak at 11.76 2[theta], and electrochemical conversion of brushite to hydroxyapatite on silk after electrochemical cathodization as confirmed by XRD and SEM analysis.
The nonhomogeneous, monoclinic, piezoelectric cylinder is loaded only at its end cross-sections by tangential surface forces.