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trimorph

[trahy-mawrf] /ˈtraɪ mɔrf/
noun, Crystallography.
1.
a substance existing in three structurally distinct forms; a trimorphous substance.
2.
any of the three forms.
Origin of trimorph
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10, trimorph is from the Greek word trímorphos having three forms. See tri-, -morph
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British Dictionary definitions for trimorph

trimorph

/ˈtraɪmɔːf/
noun
1.
a substance, esp a mineral, that exists in three distinct forms
2.
any of the forms in which such a structure exists
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