[ per-uh-mawrf ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌmɔrf /
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a crystal of one mineral enclosing that of another mineral.Compare endomorph (def. 1).
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OTHER WORDS FROM perimorphper·i·mor·phic, per·i·mor·phous, adjectiveper·i·mor·phism, noun
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Endomorph, en′do-morf, n. a mineral enclosed within another mineral, the latter being termed a perimorph.
British Dictionary definitions for perimorph
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌmɔːf) /
a mineral that encloses another mineral of a different type
Derived forms of perimorphperimorphic or perimorphous, adjectiveperimorphism, noun
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