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perimorph

[ per-uh-mawrf ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌmɔrf /
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noun
a crystal of one mineral enclosing that of another mineral.Compare endomorph (def. 1).
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Origin of perimorph

First recorded in 1880–85; peri- + -morph

OTHER WORDS FROM perimorph

per·i·mor·phic, per·i·mor·phous, adjectiveper·i·mor·phism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for perimorph

perimorph
/ (ˈpɛrɪˌmɔːf) /

noun
a mineral that encloses another mineral of a different type

Derived forms of perimorph

perimorphic or perimorphous, adjectiveperimorphism, noun
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