plural scalenohedrons
or scalenohedra
: a hemihedral form bounded ideally by scalene triangles:
in the hexagonal system : one of 12 faces resembling a double 6-sided pyramid
in the tetragonal system : one of 8 faces somewhat resembling the disphenoid

Word History


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

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“Scalenohedron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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