[ hem-i-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈmɔr fɪk /
(of a crystal) having the two ends of an axis unlike in their planes or modifications; lacking a center of symmetry.
Related formshem·i·mor·phism, hem·i·mor·phy, noun
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Examples from the Web for hemimorphic
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.
British Dictionary definitions for hemimorphic
/ (ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfɪk) /
(of a crystal) having different forms at each end of an axis
Derived Formshemimorphism or hemimorphy, noun
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