trisoctahedron

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noun tris·oc·ta·he·dron \ˌtri-ˌsäk-tə-ˈhē-drən\

Definition of trisoctahedron

  1. :  a solid (such as a crystal) having 24 congruent faces meeting on the edges of a regular octahedron

Origin and Etymology of trisoctahedron

Greek tris thrice + English octahedron — more at ter-


First Known Use: circa 1847


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