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allomorphism

[ al-uh-mawr-fiz-uhm ]
/ ˌæl əˈmɔr fɪz əm /
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noun Chemistry.

variability in crystalline form without change in chemical constitution.

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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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Medical 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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