Definition of trapezohedron in English:

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trapezohedron

Pronunciation: /trəˌpēzōˈhēdrən/ Pronunciation: /ˌtrapizō-/

noun (plural trapezohedra /-drə/ or trapezohedrons)

A solid figure whose faces are trapeziums or trapezoids.
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

Pronunciation: /-drəl/
adjective
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tra·pe·zo·he·dron

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