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holohedral

[hol-uh-hee-druh l, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈhi drəl, ˌhoʊ lə-/
adjective
1.
(of a crystal) having all the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; holo- + -hedral
Related forms
holohedry, holohedrism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for holohedrism

holohedral

/ˌhɒləˈhiːdrəl/
adjective
1.
(of a crystal) exhibiting all the planes required for the symmetry of the crystal system
Derived Forms
holohedrism, noun
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