scalenohedron

noun

sca·​le·​no·​he·​dron
plural scalenohedrons
-nz
or scalenohedra
-rə
: a hemihedral form bounded ideally by scalene triangles:
a
in the hexagonal system : one of 12 faces resembling a double 6-sided pyramid
b
in the tetragonal system : one of 8 faces somewhat resembling the disphenoid

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek skalēnos scalene + New Latin -hedron

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“Scalenohedron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scalenohedron. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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