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octahedral

[ok-tuh-hee-druh l] /ˌɒk təˈhi drəl/
adjective
1.
having the form of an octahedron.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; octahedr(on) + -al1
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Examples from the web for octahedral
  • The octahedral site, in the center of the unit cell, is nominally empty.
  • The primary structural unit of this group is a layer composed of one octahedral sheet condensed with one tetrahedral sheet.
  • With hydrogen peroxide, the danger is oxidizing octahedral iron and changing the layer charge.
  • The highest octahedral symmetry oh has all the faces the same color.
British Dictionary definitions for octahedral

octahedral

/ˌɒktəˈhiːdrəl/
adjective
1.
having eight plane surfaces
2.
shaped like an octahedron
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