Definition of Anhedral

1. Adjective. (minerology) Lacking sharp, recognisable crystal faces. ¹



2. Noun. (aeronautics) the downward slope of an aircraft’s wing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anhedral

1. superficially non-crystalline [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anhedral

angustation
angustifoliate
angustifolious
angustimurate
angustiseptate
angwantibo
angwantibos
anhaline
anhaphia
anharmonic
anharmonicities
anharmonicity
anhedonia
anhedonias
anhedonic
anhedral (current term)
anhedrals
anhelation
anhele
anhelose
anhelous
anhemitonic
anhemitonic pentatonic scale
anhemitonic pentatonic scales
anhepatic
anhepatic jaundice
anhepatogenous jaundice
anhidrosis

Literary usage of Anhedral

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1913)
"The spaces between the plagioclases are occupied by anhedral orthoclase and quartz in some rocks; and in some instances these minerals are graphically ..."

2. The Roman Comagmatic Region by Henry Stephens Washington (1906)
"20 mm., subhedral to anhedral, equant, round sections, sometimes skeleton forms, inclusions common, very small, mostly of glass or augite, ..."

3. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1920)
"Occasionally one finds a grain of chromite showing free crystallization upon one side but irregular on the other side, where it is anhedral (Fig. 16). ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1920)
"Occasionally one finds a grain of chromite showing free crystallization upon one side but irregular on the other side, where it is anhedral (Fig. 16). ..."

5. Rock Minerals: Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1911)
"Tarts of feldspar crystals that have broken before the final solidification of the rock are subhedral or anhedral. anhedral feldspars occur of various types ..."

6. Rock Minerals, Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1906)
"When anhedral it resembles somewhat tourmaline when not highly colored, but is distinguished by lower double refraction, and when pleochroic by the ..."

7. Fluid Flow Through Faults and Fractures in Argillaceous Formations by Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)
"There is a layer of cryptocrystalline quartz at the country rock/ matrix interface, which may have a layer of anhedral, fine grained quartz overgrowth. ..."

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