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Orthorhombic \Or`tho*rhom"bic\, a. [Ortho- + rhombic.] (Crystallog.) Noting the system of crystallization which has three unequal axes at right angles to each other; trimetric. See Crystallization.


a. (context crystallography English) having three unequal axes at right angles

Usage examples of "orthorhombic".

Again, it has certain quasi-living elements about it while retaining many of the peculiar qualities of a crystal of orthorhombic structure, perhaps having symmetry elements of Pmna or Pmm2.