tetragonal(redirected from tetragonalness)
A polygon with four sides and four angles; a quadrilateral.
[Late Latin tetragōnum, from Greek tetragōnon, square, from neuter of Greek tetragōnos, having four angles : tetra-, tetra- + -gōnos, angled; see -gon.]
te·trag′o·nal (tĕ-trăg′ə-nəl) adj.
1. (Chemistry) crystallog Also: dimetric relating or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three mutually perpendicular axes of which only two are equal
2. (Mathematics) of, relating to, or shaped like a quadrilateral
Relating to a crystal having three axes, two of which are of the same length and are at right angles to each other. The third axis is perpendicular to these. The mineral zircon has tetragonal crystals. See more at crystal.
|Adj.||1.||tetragonal - of or relating to or shaped like a quadrilateral|