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trapezohedron

[truh-pee-zuh-hee-druh n, trap-uh-]
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noun, plural tra·pe·zo·he·drons, tra·pe·zo·he·dra [truh-pee-zuh-hee-druh, trap-uh-] /trəˌpi zəˈhi drə, ˌtræp ə-/.
  1. Crystallography. a crystal form having all faces trapeziums.
  2. Geometry. a trapezoid trisoctahedron.
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Origin of trapezohedron

First recorded in 1810–20; trapez(oid) + -o + -hedron
Related formstra·pe·zo·he·dral, adjective
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  • Bounded by twenty-four trapezoidal faces, and hence sometimes called a “trapezohedron.”

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7

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British Dictionary definitions for trapezohedron

trapezohedron

noun plural -drons or -dra (-drə)
  1. crystallog a crystal form in which all the crystal's faces are trapeziums
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Derived Formstrapezohedral, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from trapezo- combining form of trapezium + -hedron, on the model of tetrahedron
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