hexahedron

noun
hexa·​he·​dron | \ ˌhek-sə-ˈhē-drən How to pronounce hexahedron (audio) \
plural hexahedrons also hexahedra\ ˌhek-​sə-​ˈhē-​drə How to pronounce hexahedra (audio) \

Definition of hexahedron

: a polyhedron of six faces (such as a cube)

First Known Use of hexahedron

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexahedron

Late Latin, from Greek hexaedron, from neuter of hexaedros of six surfaces, from hexa- + hedra seat — more at sit

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“Hexahedron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexahedron. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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