Definition of Gyroidal

1. a. Spiral in arrangement or action.



Definition of Gyroidal

1. Adjective. Spiral in arrangement or action. ¹

2. Adjective. (crystallography) Having the planes arranged spirally, so that they all incline to the right (or left) of a vertical line; said of certain hemihedral forms. ¹

3. Adjective. Turning the plane of polarization circularly or spirally to the right or left. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gyroidal

1. spiral in arrangement [adj]

Medical Definition of Gyroidal

1. 1. Spiral in arrangement or action. 2. Having the planes arranged spirally, so that they incline all to the right (or left) of a vertical line; said of certain hemihedral forms. 3. Turning the plane of polarization circularly or spirally to the right or left. Origin: Gr. Circle + -al. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gyroidal

gyrodynes
gyroelectric
gyroelongated
gyrofield
gyrofluid
gyrofluids
gyrofrequencies
gyrofrequency
gyrogeodesic
gyrogeodesics
gyrogonite
gyrogonites
gyrogroup
gyrogroups
gyroid
gyroidal (current term)
gyroids
gyrokinetic
gyrokinetics
gyrolepis
gyrolite
gyrolites
gyroma
gyromagnetic
gyromagnetic effect
gyromagnetic ratio
gyromancy
gyromata
gyrometric

Literary usage of Gyroidal

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1. Elementary Crystallography: Being Part One of General Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1910)
"The new forms are known as gyroidal, parallel, or pentagonal, and inclined or tetrahedral. ... Although gyroidal ..."

2. Lecture Notes on General and Special Mineralogy by Frank Robertson Van Horn (1903)
"A selection of alternate planes producing gyroidal or plagio- hedral ... In order to apply the gyroidal method to these forms, we will regard them as ..."

3. A Text Book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1884)
"... (gyroidal), as common on quartz, having the gen • eral symbol ж" Mathematical Relations of Hie Hexagonal System. In the Hexagonal System, ..."

4. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, James Dwight Dana (1877)
"The 180 181 form is consequently gyroidal, the planes being inclined around the prism, both above and below, and in the same direction at the two ..."

5. Introduction to the Study of Minerals: A Combined Textbook and Pocket Manual by Austin Flint Rogers (1912)
"210 to 213 represent usual types of tetrahedrite crystals. Boracite, Fig. 508, page 366 is also a good example of this class. ISOMETRIC gyroidal CLASS. ..."

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