holohedrism

holohedral

[hol-uh-hee-druhl, hoh-luh-]
adjective
(of a crystal) having all the planes or faces required by the maximum symmetry of the system to which it belongs.

Origin:
1830–40; holo- + -hedral

holohedry, holohedrism, noun
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holohedral (ˌhɒləˈhiːdrəl)
 
adj
(of a crystal) exhibiting all the planes required for the symmetry of the crystal system
 
holo'hedrism
 
n

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