allothimorph

noun al·loth·i·morph \əˈläthəˌmȯrf\

Definition of allothimorph

plural

-s

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

allothimorphic

adjective

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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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