allomorphism

[ al-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m ]
/ ˌæl əˈmɔr fɪz əm /

noun Chemistry.

variability in crystalline form without change in chemical constitution.

Nearby words

  1. allomerize,
  2. allometric,
  3. allometry,
  4. allomone,
  5. allomorph,
  6. allonge,
  7. allongé,
  8. allons,
  9. allonym,
  10. allonymous

Compare paramorphism.

Origin of allomorphism

First recorded in 1865–70; allomorph + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for allomorphism

allomorphism

/ (ˌæləˈmɔːfɪzəm) /

noun

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

allomorphism

[ ăl′ə-môrfĭz′əm ]

n.

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

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