idiophanous

adjective
id·​i·​oph·​a·​nous | \ ¦idē¦äfənəs \

Definition of idiophanous

of a crystal
: exhibiting interference figures without the aid of a polariscope

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First Known Use of idiophanous

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idiophanous

idio- + phan- (from Greek phainein to show) + -ous

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“Idiophanous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idiophanous. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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