The Dodecahedron, having twelve regular pentagons (or five-sided figures) as faces. The “ordinary dodecahedron” is one of the Platonic solids (see Polyhedron).
How do you say Rhombicosidodecahedron?
What is the world’s longest word?
Appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary, this 45-letter word for a disease is the longest English word that is defined in a major dictionary. It’s a technical word referring to the lung disease more commonly known as silicosis.
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