hemihedral

[ hem-i-hee-druhl ]

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

Origin of hemihedral

1
First recorded in 1830–40; hemi- + -hedral

Other words from hemihedral

  • hem·i·he·dral·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for hemihedral

hemihedral

/ (ˌhɛmɪˈhiːdrəl) /


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

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