tetragonal

adjective
te·​trag·​o·​nal | \ te-ˈtra-gə-nᵊl How to pronounce tetragonal (audio) \

Definition of tetragonal

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the tetragonal system

Other Words from tetragonal

tetragonally \ te-​ˈtra-​gə-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce tetragonal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of tetragonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The technicolor models are made of a pure ceramic called tetragonal zirconia polycrystal, which contains 95% zirconia. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 14 July 2021

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First Known Use of tetragonal

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tetragonal

Late Latin tetragonalis having four angles and four sides, from tetragonum quadrangle, from Greek tetragōnon, from neuter of tetragōnos tetragonal, from tetra- + gōnia angle — more at -gon

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“Tetragonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetragonal. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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