Polysynthetic twinning
Polysynthetic Pol`y*syn*thet"ic (p[o^]l`[i^]*s[i^]n*th[e^]t"[i^]k), a. [Poly- + synthetic.] Characterized by polysynthesis; agglutinative. [1913 Webster]

{Polysynthetic twinning} (Min.), repeated twinning, like that of the triclinic feldspar, producing fine parallel bands in alternately reversed positions. [1913 Webster]


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  • Polysynthetic twinning — Twinning Twin ning, n. (Crystallog.) The assemblage of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other in accordance with some definite law; also, rarely, in artificial twinning (accomplished for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polysynthetic twinning — noun A type of contact twins where the composition surfaces are parallel to one another …   Wiktionary

  • Polysynthetic — Pol y*syn*thet ic (p[o^]l [i^]*s[i^]n*th[e^]t [i^]k), a. [Poly + synthetic.] Characterized by polysynthesis; agglutinative. [1913 Webster] {Polysynthetic twinning} (Min.), repeated twinning, like that of the triclinic feldspar, producing fine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twinning — Twin ning, n. (Crystallog.) The assemblage of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other in accordance with some definite law; also, rarely, in artificial twinning (accomplished for example by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twinning axis — Twinning Twin ning, n. (Crystallog.) The assemblage of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other in accordance with some definite law; also, rarely, in artificial twinning (accomplished for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twinning plane — Twinning Twin ning, n. (Crystallog.) The assemblage of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other in accordance with some definite law; also, rarely, in artificial twinning (accomplished for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeated twinning — Twinning Twin ning, n. (Crystallog.) The assemblage of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other in accordance with some definite law; also, rarely, in artificial twinning (accomplished for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crystal twinning — Diagram of twinned crystals of Albite. On the more perfect cleavage, which is parallel to the basal plane (P), is a system of fine striations, parallel to the second cleavage (M). Crystal twinning occurs when two separate crystals share some of… …   Wikipedia

  • feldspar — /feld spahr , fel /, n. any of a group of minerals, principally aluminosilicates of potassium, sodium, and calcium, characterized by two cleavages at nearly right angles: one of the most important constituents of igneous rocks. Also, felspar.… …   Universalium

  • Spurrite — Infobox mineral name = Spurrite category = Silicate/carbonate mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = caption = Spurrite from New mexico formula = Ca5(SiO4)2CO3 molweight = color = Gray, gray white to lilac gray habit = Massive to granular system =… …   Wikipedia

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