[ ti-tahr-toh-hee-druhl ]
/ tɪˌtɑr toʊˈhi drəl /
(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 tetartohedralte·tar·to·he·dral·ly, adverbte·tar·to·he·drism, noun
Words nearby tetartohedral
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Example sentences from the Web for tetartohedral
This is bounded by twelve irregular pentagons, and is a tetartohedral or quarter-faced form of the hexakis-octahedron.
These systems, however, only represented holohedral forms, leaving the hemihedral and tetartohedral classes to be explained.
British Dictionary definitions for tetartohedral
/ (tɪˌtɑːtəʊˈhiːdrəl) /
(of a crystal) having one quarter of the number of faces necessary for the full symmetry of its crystal system
Derived forms of tetartohedraltetartohedrally, adverbtetartohedralism or tetartohedrism, noun
Word Origin for tetartohedral
C19: from Greek tetartos one fourth + -hedral
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