pedion

noun
ped·​i·​on | \ ˈpedēən, ˈpēd- \
plural pedia\ -​dēə \

Definition of pedion

: a form of crystal having only a single face and belonging to the rare asymmetric class of the triclinic system

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History and Etymology for pedion

New Latin, from Greek, plain, flat surface, from pedon ground; akin to Latin oppido thoroughly, Old Norse fet step, Sanskrit pada step, track, Latin ped-, pes foot

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“Pedion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedion. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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