clino- Rarely klino-.
[Greek klinein, to slope.]
The first sense appears in clinometer, a device for measuring the angle of a slope; clinostat (also klinostat), a device to rotate a growing plant during an experiment to cancel out the effects of gravity; and clinodactyly, a congenital inward bending of a finger.
The form is used to indicate that a mineral forms monoclinic crystals (see the previous entry). Some examples: clinopyroxene, a general term for the monoclinic minerals of the pyroxene group; clinozoisite, hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, a variety of epidote; clinochlore, a hexagonal variety of chlorite.