trapezohedron

noun

tra·​pe·​zo·​he·​dron trə-ˌpē-zō-ˈhē-drən How to pronounce trapezohedron (audio)
ˌtra-pə-
plural trapezohedrons or trapezohedra trə-ˌpē-zō-ˈhē-drə How to pronounce trapezohedron (audio)
ˌtra-pə-
: a crystalline form whose faces are trapeziums

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from trapezium + -o- + -hedron

First Known Use

circa 1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trapezohedron was circa 1822

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“Trapezohedron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trapezohedron. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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