perimorph

perimorph

[per-uh-mawrf]
noun
a crystal of one mineral enclosing that of another mineral. Compare endomorph ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1880–85; peri- + -morph

perimorphic, perimorphous, adjective
perimorphism, noun
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perimorph (ˈpɛrɪˌmɔːf)
 
n
a mineral that encloses another mineral of a different type
 
peri'morphic
 
adj
 
peri'morphous
 
adj
 
peri'morphism
 
n

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