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holohedral

[ hol-uh-hee-druhl, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˌhɒl əˈhi drəl, ˌhoʊ lə- /
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adjective
(of a crystal) having all the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs.
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Origin of holohedral

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

OTHER WORDS FROM holohedral

hol·o·he·dry, hol·o·he·drism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for holohedral

holohedral
/ (ˌhɒləˈhiːdrəl) /

adjective
(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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