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idiomorphic

[id-ee-uh-mawr-fik] /ˌɪd i əˈmɔr fɪk/
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
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek idiómorph(os) having an individual form (see idio-, -morphous) + -ic
Related forms
idiomorphically, adverb
idiomorphism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for idiomorphism

idiomorphic

/ˌɪdɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
(of minerals) occurring naturally in the form of well-developed crystals
Derived Forms
idiomorphically, adverb
idiomorphism, noun
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