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In families where twinning is frequent, bodily deformities likewise occur with frequency.
THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF WOMAN:DR. GEORGE H NAPHEYS
This twinning may be produced by pressure acting either during the crystallization of the rock or at a later period.
The plate of material is rather wider than before, and is formed into two combs simultaneously, by the aid of a twinning machine.
The second method, known as “twinning” or “parting,” avoids this loss and is also more rapid.
The repeated twinning gives rise to twin-lamellae, which may be detected on the fractured surfaces, even of the massive material.
It is of some interest on account of the twinning and the beautiful development of its crystals.
A twinning line, if an intersection edge, should be solid; if not an intersection edge it should be broken into dashes.
Like labradorite it usually exhibits on the surface of easiest cleavage parallel striations due to twinning structure.
When this happens twinning results, and the twins are exactly alike, being known as identical twins.
PHYSIOLOGYERNEST G. MARTIN
But by far the most important kind of regular conjunction of crystals is that known as “twinning.”