In the context of a math paper, I want to talk about the individual hexagonal parts of a honeycomb. "cells" can be ambiguous and "hexagonal prisms" is technically incorrect (the back of the cavity is angled outward). "Repeating component part" is wordy and vague. Is there a common phrase or word typically used for this?
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