Plagihedral Pla`gi*he"dral, a. [Gr. pla`gios oblique + ? base, seat.] (Crystallog.) Having an oblique spiral arrangement of planes, as levogyrate and dextrogyrate crystals. [1913 Webster]

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  • plagihedral — pla·gi·he·dral …   English syllables

  • plagihedral — adjective see plagiohedral …   Useful english dictionary

  • plagiohedral — /play jee euh hee dreuhl/, adj. (of a crystal) having faces arranged obliquely in a helix. Also, plagihedral /play jeuh hee dreuhl/. [PLAGIO + HEDRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • Obliquity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Obliquity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 obliquity obliquity inclination slope slant crookedness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 slopeness slopeness Sgm: N 1 leaning leaning &c. >V. Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • slanting — adj sloping, oblique, slanted, inclined, tilted, atilt; leaning, stooping, canting, listing, diagonal; abaxial, plagihedral, rhomboidal, eater cornered, Brit. wonky, Brit. skew whiff; askew, skew, aslant, awry, wry, askant, asquint; biased,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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