[tris-ok-tuh-hee-druh n]

noun, plural tris·oc·ta·he·drons, tris·oc·ta·he·dra [tris-ok-tuh-hee-druh] /trɪsˌɒk təˈhi drə/.

a solid bounded by 24 identical faces in groups of three, each group corresponding to one face of an octahedron.

Origin of trisoctahedron

1840–50; < Greek trís thrice + octohedron
Related formstris·oc·ta·he·dral, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for trisoctahedron


noun plural -drons or -dra (-drə)

a solid figure having 24 identical triangular faces, groups of three faces being formed on an underlying octahedron
Derived Formstrisoctahedral, adjective

Word Origin for trisoctahedron

C19: from Greek tris three times + octahedron
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