Hexoctahedron


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Related to Hexoctahedron: Tetrahexahedron, trisoctahedron

Hex`oc`ta`he´dron


n.1.(Geom.) A solid having forty-eight equal triangular faces.
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Many crystals, mostly of the topazolite variety, show modifications by several hexoctahedral forms and, in rare cases, the crystals can display only a single hexoctahedron form.
Forms present are the cube (a), octahedron (o), dodecahedron (d), tetrahexahedron (e) {012}, trapezohedron (m) {113}, trisoctahedron (q) {133}, and hexoctahedron (t) {124}.
There is also--and this is part of what I meant earlier by "playful"--a piece by Erich Offermann and Pete Richards called "Fluorite Balls From Hell," in which a computer-enabled, almost insanely detailed crystallographic analysis is offered of tiny fluorite crystals from Germany which typically look like spheres because they combine the hexoctahedron (48 faces), tetrahexahedron (24 faces), cube, dodecahedron, trapezohedron and (for all I could tell, on a quick read) even more isometric forms, all in more or less equal development.