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idiomorphic

[ id-ee-uh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌɪd i əˈmɔr fɪk /
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adjective
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

1885–90; <Greek idiómorph(os) having an individual form (see idio-, -morphous) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM idiomorphic

id·i·o·mor·phi·cal·ly, adverbid·i·o·mor·phism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for idiomorphic

idiomorphic
/ (ˌɪdɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective
(of minerals) occurring naturally in the form of well-developed crystals

Derived forms of idiomorphic

idiomorphically, adverbidiomorphism, noun
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