dimorph

[ dahy-mawrf ]
/ ˈdaɪ mɔrf /

noun Crystallography.

either of the two forms assumed by a mineral or other chemical substance exhibiting dimorphism.

Nearby words

  1. dimitrov, georgi,
  2. dimitrovo,
  3. dimity,
  4. dimly,
  5. dimmer,
  6. dimorphism,
  7. dimorphite,
  8. dimorphous,
  9. dimp,
  10. dimple

Origin of dimorph

< Greek dímorphos having two shapes; see di-1, -morph

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British Dictionary definitions for dimorph

dimorph

/ (ˈdaɪmɔːf) /

noun

either of two forms of a substance that exhibits dimorphism
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