- (of a crystal) having the two ends of an axis unlike in their planes or modifications; lacking a center of symmetry.
Origin of hemimorphic
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Crystals of this class are therefore differently developed at the two ends and are said to be “hemimorphic.”
Crystals are hexagonal with hemimorphic development, being differently terminated at the two ends.
- (of a crystal) having different forms at each end of an axis
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