a configuration consisting of the lateral faces of a polyhedron around one of its vertices. The portion of a pyramid including one of its points is such a configuration.
a geometric configuration formed by the intersection of three or more planes, such as the faces of a polyhedron, that have a common vertex See also solid angle
[pol-ee-hee-druh n] /ˌpɒl iˈhi drən/ noun, plural polyhedrons, polyhedra [pol-ee-hee-druh] /ˌpɒl iˈhi drə/ (Show IPA) 1. a solid figure having many faces. /ˌpɒlɪˈhiːdrən/ noun (pl) -drons, -dra (-drə) 1. a solid figure consisting of four or more plane faces (all polygons), pairs of which meet along an edge, three or more edges meeting at a […]
[pol-ee-hee-droh-sis] /ˌpɒl i hiˈdroʊ sɪs/ noun, plural polyhedroses [pol-ee-hee-droh-seez] /ˌpɒl i hiˈdroʊ siz/ (Show IPA) 1. an often fatal disease of certain insect larvae or decapod crustaceans, caused by viruses containing DNA.
polyhidrosis pol·y·hi·dro·sis (pŏl’ē-hī-drō’sĭs, -hĭ-) or pol·y·i·dro·sis (pŏl’ē-ĭ-) n. See hyperhidrosis.
polyclone pol·y·clone (pŏl’ē-klōn’) n. A clone descended from one or more small groups of cells, especially ones of genetically different origins. pol’y·clo’nal adj. pol’y·clo’nal·ly adv.