Octahedral
Octahedral Oc`ta*he"dral, a. [See {Octahedron}.] Having eight faces or sides; of, pertaining to, or formed in, octahedrons; as, octahedral cleavage; an octahedral crystal. [1913 Webster]

{Octahedral borax} (Chem.), borax obtained from a saturated solution in octahedral crystals, which contain five molecules of water of crystallization; distinguished from common or {prismatic borax}.

{Octahedral iron ore} (Min.), magnetite. [1913 Webster]


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  • octahedral — octahedron ► NOUN (pl. octahedra or octahedrons) ▪ a three dimensional shape having eight plane faces, in particular eight equal triangular faces. DERIVATIVES octahedral adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • octahedral — adjective Date: 1758 1. having eight plane faces 2. of, relating to, or formed in octahedrons • octahedrally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • octahedral — /ok teuh hee dreuhl/, adj. having the form of an octahedron. [1750 60; OCTAHEDR(ON) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • octahedral — adjective a) Having eight plane surfaces; thus, in the shape or form of an octahedron. b) Of, or pertaining to octahedra …   Wiktionary

  • octahedral — oc·ta·he·dral || ‚ɑktÉ™ hedrÉ™l /‚ɒk adj. polyhedron with eight surfaces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • octahedral — oc·ta·he·dral …   English syllables

  • octahedral — /ɒktəˈhidrəl/ (say oktuh heedruhl) adjective having the form of an octahedron. {octahedr(on) + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Octahedral prism — Schlegel diagram Type Prismatic uniform polychoron Uniform index 51 Schläfli symbol {3,4}x{} t1{3,3}x{} s{2,3}x{} …   Wikipedia

  • Octahedral borax — Octahedral Oc ta*he dral, a. [See {Octahedron}.] Having eight faces or sides; of, pertaining to, or formed in, octahedrons; as, octahedral cleavage; an octahedral crystal. [1913 Webster] {Octahedral borax} (Chem.), borax obtained from a saturated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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