hemimorphic

hemimorphic

[hem-i-mawr-fik]
adjective
(of a crystal) having the two ends of an axis unlike in their planes or modifications; lacking a center of symmetry.

Origin:
1860–65; hemi- + -morphic

hemimorphism, hemimorphy, noun
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hemimorphic (ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfɪk)
 
adj
(of a crystal) having different forms at each end of an axis
 
hemi'morphism
 
n
 
'hemimorphy
 
n

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