Hemihedrally
Hemihedral Hem`i*he"dral, a. [Hemi- + Gr. ? seat, base, fr. ? to sit.] (Crystallog.) Having half of the similar parts of a crystals, instead of all; consisting of half the planes which full symmetry would require, as when a cube has planes only on half of its eight solid angles, or one plane out of a pair on each of its edges; or as in the case of a tetrahedron, which is hemihedral to an octahedron, it being contained under four of the planes of an octahedron. -- {Hem`i*he"dral*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • hemihedrally — hemi·he·dral·ly …   English syllables

  • hemihedrally — adverb see hemihedral …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemihedral — hemihedrally, adv. /hem i hee dreuhl/, adj. (of a crystal) having only half the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs. [1830 40; HEMI + HEDRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hemihedrism — Hem i*he drism, n. (Crystallog.) The property of crystallizing hemihedrally. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hemihedron — Hem i*he dron, n. (Crystallog.) A solid hemihedrally derived. The tetrahedron is a hemihedron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemihedral — /hɛmiˈhidrəl/ (say hemee heedruhl) adjective (of a crystal) having only half the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs. {hemi + Greek hedra seat, base + al1} –hemihedrally, adverb –hemihedrism,… …   Australian English dictionary

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