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rhombohedron

[rom-buh-hee-druh n]
noun, plural rhom·bo·he·drons, rhom·bo·he·dra [rom-buh-hee-druh] /ˌrɒm bəˈhi drə/.
  1. a solid bounded by six rhombic planes.
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Origin of rhombohedron

1830–40; < Greek rhómbo(s) rhombus + -hedron
Related formsrhom·bo·he·dral, adjective
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Examples from the Web for rhombohedron

Historical Examples

  • This plane, which truncates the edge of the rhombohedron and has the indices , is called a “glide-plane.”

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7

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  • As in the other rhombohedral carbonates, the crystals possess perfect cleavages parallel to the faces of the rhombohedron.


British Dictionary definitions for rhombohedron

rhombohedron

noun
  1. a six-sided prism whose sides are parallelograms
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Word Origin

C19: from rhombus + -hedron
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rhombohedron in Science

rhombohedron

[rŏm′bō-hēdrən]
Plural rhombohedrons rhombohedra
  1. A prism with six faces, each a rhombus.
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