[al-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m]

noun Chemistry.

variability in crystalline form without change in chemical constitution.

Compare paramorphism.

Origin of allomorphism

First recorded in 1865–70; allomorph + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for allomorphism



variation in the crystalline form of a chemical compound
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allomorphism in Medicine




A change in crystalline form that occurs without a change in chemical composition.
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