[ id-ee-uh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌɪd i əˈmɔr fɪk /
Also euhedral. (in a rock) noting or pertaining to a mineral constituent having its own characteristic outward crystalline form unaltered by the other constituents of the rock; automorphic.
having its own characteristic form.
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Origin of idiomorphic
OTHER WORDS FROM idiomorphicid·i·o·mor·phi·cal·ly, adverbid·i·o·mor·phism, noun
Words nearby idiomorphic
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Example sentences from the Web for idiomorphic
Idiomorphic, id-i-o-mor′fik, adj. having a peculiar or distinctive form.
Typical nepheline-dolerites are scarce, and consist of idiomorphic augite, surrounded by nepheline.
British Dictionary definitions for idiomorphic
/ (ˌɪdɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk) /
(of minerals) occurring naturally in the form of well-developed crystals
Derived forms of idiomorphicidiomorphically, adverbidiomorphism, noun
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