Definition of allothimorph
: any constituent of a metamorphic rock that in the new rock still possesses its original crystal boundaries
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Origin and Etymology of allothimorph
International Scientific Vocabulary allothi- (from Greek allothi elsewhere, old locative of allos other) + -morph; originally formed in German — more at else
First Known Use: circa 1929
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