holohedral

[ hol-uh-hee-druhl, hoh-luh- ]

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

Origin of holohedral

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

Other words from holohedral

  • hol·o·he·dry, hol·o·he·drism, noun

Words Nearby holohedral

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British Dictionary definitions for holohedral

holohedral

/ (ˌhɒləˈhiːdrəl) /


adjective
  1. (of a crystal) exhibiting all the planes required for the symmetry of the crystal system

Derived forms of holohedral

  • holohedrism, noun

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