allotriomorphic

adjective al·lot·ri·o·mor·phic \ə¦lä‧trēə¦mȯrfik\

Definition of allotriomorphic

  1. :  marked by a form different from the normal or expected because of development in special circumstances —used especially of mineral grains of igneous rocks whose mutual growths have prevented the assumption of outward crystal form —contrasted with idiomorphic

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Origin and Etymology of allotriomorphic

Greek allotrio- + English -morphic


First Known Use: 1887


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