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trapezohedron

[ truh-pee-zuh-hee-druhn, trap-uh- ]
/ trəˌpi zəˈhi drən, ˌtræp ə- /
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noun, plural tra·pe·zo·he·drons, tra·pe·zo·he·dra [truh-pee-zuh-hee-druh, trap-uh-]. /trəˌpi zəˈhi drə, ˌtræp ə-/.

Crystallography. a crystal form having all faces trapeziums.
Geometry. a trapezoid trisoctahedron.

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Origin of trapezohedron

First recorded in 1810–20; trapez(oid) + -o + -hedron

OTHER WORDS FROM trapezohedron

tra·pe·zo·he·dral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trapezohedron

trapezohedron
/ (trəˌpiːzəʊˈhiːdrən) /

noun plural -drons or -dra (-drə)

crystallog a crystal form in which all the crystal's faces are trapeziums

Derived forms of trapezohedron

trapezohedral, adjective

Word Origin for trapezohedron

C19: from trapezo- combining form of trapezium + -hedron, on the model of tetrahedron
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