allothimorph

noun
al·​loth·​i·​morph | \ əˈläthəˌmȯrf \
plural -s

Definition of allothimorph

: any constituent of a metamorphic rock that in the new rock still possesses its original crystal boundaries

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Other Words from allothimorph

allothimorphic \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦⸗fik \ adjective

First Known Use of allothimorph

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allothimorph

International Scientific Vocabulary allothi- (from Greek allothi elsewhere, old locative of allos other) + -morph; originally formed in German

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The first known use of allothimorph was circa 1929

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“Allothimorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allothimorph. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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