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hemimorphic

[ hem-i-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈmɔr fɪk /
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adjective

(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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Origin of hemimorphic

First recorded in 1860–65; hemi- + -morphic

OTHER WORDS FROM hemimorphic

hem·i·mor·phism, hem·i·mor·phy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hemimorphic

hemimorphic
/ (ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective

(of a crystal) having different forms at each end of an axis

Derived forms of hemimorphic

hemimorphism or hemimorphy, noun
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