idiomorphic

adjective
id·​i·​o·​mor·​phic | \ ˌi-dē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce idiomorphic (audio) \

Definition of idiomorphic

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

First Known Use of idiomorphic

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idiomorphic

Greek idiomorphos, from idio- + -morphos -morphous

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“Idiomorphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idiomorphic. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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