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decahedron

dec·a·he·dron

 (dĕk′ə-hē′drən)
n. pl. dec·a·he·drons or dec·a·he·dra (-drə)
A polyhedron with ten faces.

dec′a·he′dral adj.

decahedron

(ˌdɛkəˈhiːdrən)
n, pl -drons or -dra (-drə)
(Mathematics) a solid figure having ten plane faces. See also polyhedron
ˌdecaˈhedral adj

dec•a•he•dron

(ˌdɛk əˈhi drən)

n., pl. -drons, -dra (-drə).
a solid figure having ten faces.
[1820–30]
dec`a•he′dral (-drəl) adj.
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Noun1.decahedron - any polyhedron having ten plane faces
polyhedron - a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
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