id·​i·​o·​mor·​phic ˌi-dē-ə-ˈmȯr-fik How to pronounce idiomorphic (audio)
: having the proper form or shape
used of minerals whose crystalline growth has not been interfered with

Word History


Greek idiomorphos, from idio- + -morphos -morphous

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of idiomorphic was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Idiomorphic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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