Definition of trapezohedron in English:

trapezohedron

Syllabification: tra·pe·zo·he·dron
Pronunciation: /trəˌpēzōˈhēdrən, ˌtrapizō-
 
/

noun (plural trapezohedra /-drə/ or trapezohedrons)

  • A solid figure whose faces are trapeziums or trapezoids.
    More example sentences
    • The rhombic dodecahedron and the common trapezohedron are the most common forms.
    • You must take the shining trapezohedron and keep it in a safe deposit box, until you are ready to come to Nigeria.
    • First-generation crystals are rarely noted as minute orange-colored trapezohedra associated with the stratified layers of laumontite and stilbite, discussed below.

Derivatives

trapezohedral

adjective
More example sentences
  • The crystals are dodecahedral with lightly etched trapezohedral faces.
  • It occurred as trapezohedral milky-white microcrystals in small vugs and as clear, colorless, glassy masses up to 1 cm in size.
  • Analcime occurs in both junction and pillow pockets as superb trapezohedral crystals.

Origin

early 19th century: from trapezium + -hedron, on the pattern of words such as polyhedron.

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