[ rom-buh-hee-druhn ]
/ ˌrɒm bəˈhi drən /
noun, plural rhom·bo·he·drons, rhom·bo·he·dra [rom-buh-hee-druh]. /ˌrɒm bəˈhi drə/.
a solid bounded by six rhombic planes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM rhombohedronrhom·bo·he·dral, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for rhombohedron
This plane, which truncates the edge of the rhombohedron and has the indices , is called a “glide-plane.”
As in the other rhombohedral carbonates, the crystals possess perfect cleavages parallel to the faces of the rhombohedron.
British Dictionary definitions for rhombohedron
/ (ˌrɒmbəʊˈhiːdrən) /
a six-sided prism whose sides are parallelograms
Word Origin for rhombohedron
C19: from rhombus + -hedron
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Scientific definitions for rhombohedron
[ rŏm′bō-hē′drən ]
Plural rhombohedrons rhombohedra
A prism with six faces, each a rhombus.
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