(Crystallography) A plane parallel to two of the crystalline axes.
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Ancient Greek πινάκιον (pinakion, “slab, tablet”) + -oid.
pinacoid (plural pinacoids) (crystallography) The face of a crystal parallel to two of the axes. 2009 January 16, Juan Manuel Garcia-Ruiz et al., “Morphogenesis of Self-Assembled Nanocrystalline Materials of Barium Carbonate and Silica”, Science, volume 323, number 5912: The crystallographic symmetry is initially broken toward dilation symmetry by the splitting of the basal pinacoid or the pseudohexagonal bipyramidal faces of the growing crystal core.
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