hemimorphic

[hem-i-mawr-fik]
adjective
  1. (of a crystal) having the two ends of an axis unlike in their planes or modifications; lacking a center of symmetry.

Origin of hemimorphic

First recorded in 1860–65; hemi- + -morphic
Related formshem·i·mor·phism, hem·i·mor·phy, noun
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hemimorphic

adjective
  1. (of a crystal) having different forms at each end of an axis
Derived Formshemimorphism or hemimorphy, noun
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