brachyaxis


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brachyaxis

[¦bra·kē′ak·səs]
(crystallography)
The shorter lateral axis, usually the a axis, of an orthorhombic or triclinic crystal. Also known as brachydiagonal.
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He found the 10-letter BRACHYAXIS in Webster's Secondary Education, with a triangular progression of 17: B (2) RA (19) CHY (36) AXIS (53).