bipyramid

[ bahy-pir-uh-mid ]
/ baɪˈpɪr ə mɪd /

noun Crystallography.

a form symmetrical about a plane dividing it into two pyramids.

Nearby words

  1. bipolarity,
  2. bipotentiality,
  3. bippy,
  4. biprism,
  5. bipropellant,
  6. biquadrate,
  7. biquadratic,
  8. biquarterly,
  9. biracial,
  10. biradial

Origin of bipyramid


Also called dipyramid.

Related formsbi·py·ram·i·dal [bahy-pi-ram-i-dl] /ˌbaɪ pɪˈræm ɪ dl/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bipyramid

bipyramid

/ (ˌbaɪˈpɪrəmɪd) /

noun

a geometrical form consisting of two pyramids with a common polygonal base
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