Definitions for macleˈmæk əl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word macle

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

Freebase

  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

Translation

Find a translation for the macle definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these macle definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"macle." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/macle>.

Are we missing a good definition for macle?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for macle: