[ hem-i-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈmɔr fɪk /
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(of a crystal) having the two ends of an axis unlike in their planes or modifications; lacking a center of symmetry.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hemimorphichem·i·mor·phism, hem·i·mor·phy, noun
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How to use hemimorphic in a sentence
Crystals are hexagonal with hemimorphic development, being differently terminated at the two ends.
Crystals of this class are therefore differently developed at the two ends and are said to be “hemimorphic.”
British Dictionary definitions for hemimorphic
/ (ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfɪk) /
(of a crystal) having different forms at each end of an axis
Derived forms of hemimorphichemimorphism or hemimorphy, noun
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