hexoctahedron


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hexoctahedron

[‚hek′säk·tə‚hē·drən]
(crystallography)
A cubic crystal form that has 48 equal triangular faces, each of which cuts the three crystallographic axes at different distances.
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The shapes of the belly bands (shaded) for the dodecahedron, the {211} trapezohedron, and the {321} hexoctahedron are given in Figure 19, along with the shapes of the (extended) belly band faces in their twins on [111].
Additionally, the hexoctahedron and tetrahexahedron forms, while rare in most areas, are quite common at the Mex-Tex.
Palache and Wood (1904) also observed the hexoctahedrons {358} and {459} as very narrow modifying faces; this was the first time that these forms had been reported for the garnet group.