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icosahedron (ī-kō″să-hē′drŏn, kŏs″) [Gr. eikosaedron]
A nearly spherical structure made of 20 identical subunits linked at 12 symmetrical corners. Each subunit is an equilateral triangle. Several viruses, including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are icosahedral.
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He purified the proteins from the bacteria and developed new screening methods to determine which ones were forming icosahedra
Here the icosahedra
l motif has approximate symmetry operations that are not present in the cubic lattice.
also have locations around which there is threefold or twofold symmetry.