idiom-orphism

idiomorphic

[id-ee-uh-mawr-fik]
adjective
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; automorphic.
2.
having its own characteristic form.

Origin:
1885–90; < Greek idiómorph(os) having an individual form (see idio-, -morphous) + -ic

idiomorphically, adverb
idiomorphism, noun
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idiomorphic (ˌɪdɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk)
 
adj
(of minerals) occurring naturally in the form of well-developed crystals
 
idio'morphically
 
adv
 
idio'morphism
 
n

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