octahedral

adjective
oc·​ta·​he·​dral | \ ˌäk-tə-ˈhē-drəl How to pronounce octahedral (audio) \

Definition of octahedral

1 : having eight plane faces
2 : of, relating to, or formed in octahedrons

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Other Words from octahedral

octahedrally \ ˌäk-​tə-​ˈhē-​drə-​lē How to pronounce octahedral (audio) \ adverb

Examples of octahedral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers constructed it from hollow octahedral subunits that interlock but are able to move against one another. Lars Fischer, Scientific American, 20 Aug. 2021 When pressure is applied to the material, the octahedral elements become immobile. Lars Fischer, Scientific American, 20 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of octahedral

1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

13 Sep 2021

Cite this Entry

“Octahedral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octahedral. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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