Definitions for macleˈmæk əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•cleˈmæk əl(n.)

  1. a twinned crystal.

    Category: Mineralogy

Origin of macle:

1720–30; < F

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macle(noun)

    chiastolite; -- so called from the tessellated appearance of a cross section. See Chiastolite

  2. Macle(noun)

    a crystal having a similar tessellated appearance

  3. Macle(noun)

    a twin crystal


  1. Macle

    Macle is a term used in crystallography. It is a crystalline form, twin-crystal or double crystal. Macle is an old French word, a heraldic term for a voided lozenge. Etymologically word is derived from the Latin's macula meaning spot, mesh or hole


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