pyritohedron

noun
py·​ri·​to·​he·​dron | \ -drən sometimes -ˌdrän \
plural pyritohedrons or pyritohedra

Definition of pyritohedron

: a pentagonal dodecahedron that is a hemihedral form of the isometric system of crystalline symmetry common to pyrite

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History and Etymology for pyritohedron

New Latin, from pyrito- (from International Scientific Vocabulary pyrite) + -hedron

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“Pyritohedron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyritohedron. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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