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 History of this Word

"hedron" is from "hedra" (seat or base) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
polyhedron
octahedron
dodecahedron
hexahedral

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-hedron" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates number or kind of surfaces. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-hedron illustration Some might consider the tetrahedron a rather humble geometric figure.
-hedron illustration What is the basis for icosahedral symmetry being so strongly preferred by viruses?