Acrotomous A*crot"o*mous, a. [Gr. 'akro`tomos cut off sharp; 'a`kros extreme + te`mnein to cut.] (Min.) Having a cleavage parallel with the base. [1913 Webster]

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  • acrotomous — acrotomous, a. Min. (æˈkrɒtəməs) [f. Gr. ἀκρότοµ ος having the top cut off + ous.] ‘Having a cleavage parallel with the base.’ Dana …   Useful english dictionary

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