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 (ī-kō′sə-hē′drən, ī-kŏs′ə-)
n. pl. i·co·sa·he·drons or i·co·sa·he·dra (-drə)
A polyhedron having 20 faces.

[Greek eikosaedron, from neuter of Greek eikosaedros, twenty-sided : eikosi, twenty; see wīkm̥tī- in Indo-European roots + -edros, -sided; see -hedron.]

i·co′sa·he′dral (-drəl) adj.


n, pl -drons or -dra (-drə)
(Mathematics) a solid figure having 20 faces. The faces of a regular icosahedron are equilateral triangles
[C16: from Greek eikosaedron, from eikosi twenty + -edron -hedron]
ˌicosaˈhedral adj


(aɪˌkoʊ səˈhi drən, aɪˌkɒs ə-)

n., pl. -drons, -dra (-drə).
a solid figure having 20 faces.
[1560–70; < Greek eikosáedron=eikosa-, variant of eikosi-, comb. form of eíkosi twenty + -edron -hedron]
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Noun1.icosahedron - any polyhedron having twenty plane facesicosahedron - any polyhedron having twenty plane faces
polyhedron - a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
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