Zonal equation


Zonal equation
Zonal on"al, a. [L. zonalis.] Of or pertaining to a zone; having the form of a zone or zones. [1913 Webster]

{Zonal equation} (Crystallog.), the mathematical relation which belongs to all the planes of a zone, and expresses their common position with reference to the axes.

{Zonal structure} (Crystallog.), a structure characterized by the arrangements of color, inclusions, etc., of a crystal in parallel or concentric layers, which usually follow the outline of the crystal, and mark the changes that have taken place during its growth.

{Zonal symmetry}. (Biol.) See the Note under {Symmetry}. [1913 Webster]


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