hemihedral

[ hem-i-hee-druh l ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈhi drəl /
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adjective

(of a crystal) having only half the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs.

Nearby words

  1. hemigeusia,
  2. hemiglobin,
  3. hemiglossectomy,
  4. hemiglossitis,
  5. hemignathia,
  6. hemihidrosis,
  7. hemihydrate,
  8. hemihypalgesia,
  9. hemihyperesthesia,
  10. hemihyperidrosis

Origin of hemihedral

First recorded in 1830–40; hemi- + -hedral

Related formshem·i·he·dral·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for hemihedral

hemihedral

/ (ˌhɛmɪˈhiːdrəl) /

adjective

(of a crystal) exhibiting only half the number of planes necessary for complete symmetry
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