holohedral
adjective Date: 1837 of a crystal having all the faces required by complete symmetry — compare hemihedral, tetartohedral

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  • Holohedral — Hol o*he dral, a. [Holo + Gr. ? seat, base, fr. ? to sit.] (Crystallog.) Having all the planes required by complete symmetry, in opposition to {hemihedral}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holohedral — [häl΄ō hē′drəl, hō΄ləhē′drəl] adj. [ HOLO + HEDRAL] having the full number of planes required for complete symmetry: said of a crystal …   English World dictionary

  • holohedral — holohedry, holohedrism, n. /hol euh hee dreuhl, hoh leuh /, adj. (of a crystal) having all the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs. [1830 40; HOLO + HEDRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • holohedral — adjective Having as many of the plane faces needed for the highest degree of symmetry in its system See Also: holohedry …   Wiktionary

  • holohedral — hol·o·he·dral …   English syllables

  • holohedral — /hɒləˈhidrəl/ (say holuh heedruhl) adjective (of a crystal) having all the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs. {holo + Greek hedra seat, base + al1} –holohedrism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • holohedral — adj. Crystallog. having the full number of planes required by the symmetry of a crystal system …   Useful english dictionary

  • hol|o|sym|met|ri|cal — «HOL uh sih MEHT ruh kuhl, HOH luh », adjective. = holohedral. (Cf. ↑holohedral) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hemiholohedral — Hem i*hol o*he dral, a. [Hemi + holohedral.] (Crystallog.) Presenting hemihedral forms, in which half the sectants have the full number of planes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemihedral — adjective Etymology: hemi + hedron Date: 1837 of a crystal having half the faces required by complete symmetry compare holohedral, tetartohedral …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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