Definitions for prismaticprɪzˈmæt ɪk
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of or relating to or resembling or constituting a prism
exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism
Of or pertaining to a prism; having the form of a prism; containing one or more prisms.
Separated or distributed by, or as if by, a transparent prism; formed by a prism; varied or brilliant in color.
alt. of Prismatical
In sedimentology, a prism is a long, narrow, wedge-shaped sedimentary body. These types of sediments are typically formed during orogenic deformation; for example, the arkose detrital sedimentary rock found in fault troughs. In mineralogy, prismatic is also type of mineral habit. Prismatic minerals have crystals that show a uniform cross-section. Prismatic crystals typically have 3, 4, 6, 8 or 12 faces which are parallel to a crystallographic axis. The apatite group of minerals commonly exhibit elongated hexagonal prisms.
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