Brachydome
Brachydome Brach`y*dome, n. [Gr. brachy`s short + E. dome.] (Crystallog.) A dome parallel to the shorter lateral axis. See {Dome}. [1913 Webster]

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  • brachydome — /brak i dohm /, n. Crystall. a dome the faces of which are parallel to the shorter lateral axis. Cf. macrodome. [1865 70; BRACHY + DOME] * * * …   Universalium

  • brachydome — brachy·dome …   English syllables

  • brachydome — ˈbrakə̇ˌdōm noun Etymology: brachy + dome : the dome of a crystal having planes parallel to the shorter lateral axis compare clinodome, macrodome, orthodome * * * /brak i dohm /, n. Crystall. a dome the faces of which are parallel to the shorter… …   Useful english dictionary

  • macrodome — ˈmakrəˌdōm noun Etymology: macr + dome : the dome of a crystal having planes parallel to the longer lateral axis compare brachydome, clinodome * * * /mak reuh dohm /, n. Crystall. a dome the faces of which are parallel to the greater lateral axis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dome — Dome, n. [F. d[^o]me, It. duomo, fr. L. domus a house, domus Dei or Domini, house of the Lord, house of God; akin to Gr. ? house, ? to build, and E. timber. See {Timber}.] 1. A building; a house; an edifice; used chiefly in poetry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • macrodome — /mak reuh dohm /, n. Crystall. a dome the faces of which are parallel to the greater lateral axis. Cf. brachydome. [1880 85; MACRO + DOME] * * * …   Universalium

  • clinodome — ˈklīnəˌdōm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary clin + dome : a dome in which the planes are parallel to the inclined axis in a monoclinic crystal compare brachydome, macrodome, orthodome …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthodome — ˈȯ(r)thəˌdōm noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary orth + dome : the dome of a crystal having planes parallel to the orthoaxis compare brachydome, clinodome, macrodome * * * orthocœlic, orthodome etc.: see …   Useful english dictionary

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