Rhombohedral system


Rhombohedral system
Rhombohedral Rhom`bo*he"dral, a. (Geom. & Crystallog.) Related to the rhombohedron; presenting the form of a rhombohedron, or a form derivable from a rhombohedron; relating to a system of forms including the rhombohedron and scalenohedron. [1913 Webster]

{Rhombohedral iron ore} (Min.) See {Hematite}.

{Rhombohedral system} (Crystallog.), a division of the hexagonal system embracing the rhombohedron, scalenohedron, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.