-hedron

-hedron

(word root) side, face
Examples of words with the root -hedron: tetrahedron
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-hedron

suff.
A crystal or geometric figure having a specified kind or number of surfaces: heptahedron.

[New Latin, from Greek -edron, from neuter of -edros, -sided, from hedrā, face; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]
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-hedron

n combining form
(Mathematics) indicating a geometric solid having a specified number of faces or surfaces: tetrahedron.
[from Greek -edron -sided, from hedra seat, base]
-hedral adj combining form
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-hedron

a combining form used in the names of geometrical solid figures having the form or number of faces specified by the initial element: tetrahedron.
[< Greek -edron, neuter of -edros having bases, -sided, derivative of hédra seat, face of a geometrical form (compare cathedra)]
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References in periodicals archive ?
The four oxygen atoms, seeking maximum separation from each of the other oxygen atoms, can be seen as the points of a four (tetra-) sided (-hedron) solid (Figure 7-4).
In this case, the six oxygen atoms can be seen as the points of an eight (octa-) sided (-hedron) solid (Figure 7-7).