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tetartohedral

[ ti-tahr-toh-hee-druhl ]
/ tɪˌtɑr toʊˈhi drəl /
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adjective
(of a crystal) having one fourth the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs.
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Origin of tetartohedral

1855–60; <Greek tétarto(s) one fourth + -hedral

OTHER WORDS FROM tetartohedral

te·tar·to·he·dral·ly, adverbte·tar·to·he·drism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tetartohedral

tetartohedral
/ (tɪˌtɑːtəʊˈhiːdrəl) /

adjective
(of a crystal) having one quarter of the number of faces necessary for the full symmetry of its crystal system

Derived forms of tetartohedral

tetartohedrally, adverbtetartohedralism or tetartohedrism, noun

Word Origin for tetartohedral

C19: from Greek tetartos one fourth + -hedral
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