- having the form of an octahedron.
Origin of octahedral
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They are colorless, pointed, often needle-like, octahedral crystals (Fig. 6).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
Bisulphate of potassium, added to concentrated solutions, gives a precipitate of octahedral crystals of alum:—8.
Sulphur exists in two well-known crystalline forms—rhombic, or octahedral, and monoclinic, or prismatic sulphur.
Below this temperature the octahedral, above it the monoclinic, is the stable form.
The principal crystalline forms of oxalate of lime, when it occurs as a urinary deposit, are the octahedral and the dumb-bell.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- having eight plane surfaces
- shaped like an octahedron