Definition of merohedral in English:

merohedral

adjective

  • Of a crystal or crystal form: having one half, a quarter, or one eighth of the maximum number of faces possible for its crystal class; merosymmetric.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823–1911), mineralogist. From mero- + -hedral.

Pronunciation

merohedral

/ˌmɛrə(ʊ)ˈhiːdr(ə)l/