[ ped-ee-uh n, pee-dee- ]
/ ˈpɛd i ən, ˈpi di- /
noun, plural ped·i·a [ped-ee-uh, pee-dee-uh] /ˈpɛd i ə, ˈpi di ə/. Crystallography.
a crystal form having only a single face, without a symmetrical equivalent: unique to the triclinic system.
Which Words Did English Take From Other Languages?English—is one of the most incredible, flavorfully-complex melting pots of linguistic ingredients from other countries. These linguistic ingredients are called loanwords that have been borrowed and incorporated into English. The loanwords are oftentimes so common now, the foreign flavor has been completely lost.
Origin of pedion
1885–90; < New Latin < Greek pedíon plain, level ground, diminutive of pédon ground, earth
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