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xenomorphic

[zen-uh-mawr-fik, zee-nuh-] /ˌzɛn əˈmɔr fɪk, ˌzi nə-/
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
1885-1890
1885-90; xeno- + -morphic
Related forms
xenomorphically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for xenomorphically

xenomorphic

/ˌzɛnəˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a mineral constituent of an igneous rock) not having its characteristic crystal shape because of deforming pressure from adjacent minerals
Derived Forms
xenomorphically, adverb
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