# A New Type of Polyhedron: The Scutoid

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A prism is the volume generated by translating a polygon out of its plane. The faces of consist of and its final translate and the parallelograms between the corresponding sides of and . If the translate is perpendicular to the plane of , is called a right prism.

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Contributed by: S. M. Blinder (September 2018)

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[1] A. Burdick, "We Are All Scutoids: A Brand-New Shape, Explained." The New Yorker. (July 30, 2018) www.newyorker.com/elements/lab-notes/we-are-all-scutoids-a-brand-new-shape-explained.

[2] Wikipedia. "Scutoid." (Aug 29, 2018) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutoid.

[3] P. Gómez-Gálvez, P. Vicente-Munuera, A. Tagua, C. Forja, A. M. Castro, M. Letrán, A. Valencia-Expósito, et al., "Scutoids Are a Geometrical Solution to Three-Dimensional Packing of Epithelia," *Nature Communications,* 9(1), 2018 pp. 1–14. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05376-1.

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