idiomorphic

/ˌɪdioʊˈmɔfɪk/ (say .ideeoh'mawfik)

adjective
1. denoting or relating to a mineral constituent of a rock, which has its own characteristic outward crystalline form, and not one forced upon it by the other constituents of the rock.
2. having its own form.
idiomorphically, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Idiomorphic — Id i*o*morph ic, a. Idiomorphous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idiomorphic — [id΄ē ə môr′fik] adj. [ IDIO + MORPHIC] 1. having its own proper form 2. Mineralogy having the normal faces characteristic of a particular mineral: said of crystals in rock that have developed without interference …   English World dictionary

  • idiomorphic — adjective Etymology: Greek idiomorphos, from idio + morphos morphous Date: 1887 having the proper form or shape used of minerals whose crystalline growth has not been interfered with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idiomorphic — adj. [Gr. idios, personal; morphe, form] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) The normal form of valves; not distorted by crowding or attachment to the substrate; automorphic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • idiomorphic — idiomorphically, adv. idiomorphism, n. /id ee euh mawr fik/, adj. 1. Also, euhedral. (in a rock) noting or pertaining to a mineral constituent having its own characteristic outward crystalline form unaltered by the other constituents of the rock; …   Universalium

  • idiomorphic — adjective /ɪdiəˈmɔɹfɪk/ idiomorphous …   Wiktionary

  • idiomorphic — adj. having a characteristic appearance or form (of rocks and minerals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idiomorphic — id·io·mor·phic …   English syllables

  • idiomorphic —   a. having its own peculiar or proper form …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • idiomorphic — …   Useful english dictionary

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