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perimorph

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

First recorded in 1880–85; peri- + -morph
Related formsper·i·mor·phic, per·i·mor·phous, adjectiveper·i·mor·phism, noun
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  • Endomorph, en′do-morf, n. a mineral enclosed within another mineral, the latter being termed a perimorph.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for perimorph

perimorph

noun
  1. a mineral that encloses another mineral of a different type
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Derived Formsperimorphic or perimorphous, adjectiveperimorphism, noun
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