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idiomorphic

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adjective id·i·o·mor·phic \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik\

Definition of idiomorphic

  1. :  having the proper form or shape —used of minerals whose crystalline growth has not been interfered with



Origin and Etymology of idiomorphic

Greek idiomorphos, from idio- + -morphos -morphous


First Known Use: 1887


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