icosahedral

adjective
ico·​sa·​he·​dral | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌkō-sə-ˈhē-drəl How to pronounce icosahedral (audio) , -ˌkä-\

Definition of icosahedral

: of or having the form of an icosahedron

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But most icosahedral viral capsids comprise a much larger number of subunits, and placing the proteins in this way never allows for more than 60. Quanta Magazine, "The Illuminating Geometry of Viruses," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of icosahedral

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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