xenomorphic

[zen-uh-mawr-fik, zee-nuh-]
adjective
1.
Also, allotriomorphic. Petrography. noting or pertaining to a mineral grain that does not have its characteristic crystalline form but has a form impressed on it by surrounding grains; anhedral.
2.
in an unusual form; having a strange form.

Origin:
1885–90; xeno- + -morphic

xenomorphically, adverb
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xenomorphic (ˌzɛnəˈmɔːfɪk)
 
adj
(of a mineral constituent of an igneous rock) not having its characteristic crystal shape because of deforming pressure from adjacent minerals
 
xeno'morphically
 
adv

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The deposit minerals display mainly of xenomorphic or idiomorphic textures and local metasomatic textures.
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