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hemihedral

[hem-i-hee-druh l]
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adjective
  1. (of a crystal) having only half the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs.
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Origin of hemihedral

First recorded in 1830–40; hemi- + -hedral
Related formshem·i·he·dral·ly, adverb
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hemihedral

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