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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In crystallography, a double eight-sided pyramid belonging to the tetragonal system: so called because it is a common form with zircon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Crystallog.) A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; -- so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.

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  • noun crystallography A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; — so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.

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