basal cleavage


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Related to basal cleavage: Prismatic cleavage, pinacoidal cleavage

basal cleavage

[′bā·səl ′klēv·ij]
(crystallography)
Cleavage parallel to the base of the crystal structure or to the lattice plane which is normal to one of the lattice axes.
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