perimorph

[ per-uh-mawrf ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌmɔrf /

noun

a crystal of one mineral enclosing that of another mineral.Compare endomorph(def 1).

Origin of perimorph

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

Related forms

per·i·mor·phic, per·i·mor·phous, adjectiveper·i·mor·phism, noun
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perimorph

/ (ˈpɛrɪˌmɔːf) /

noun

a mineral that encloses another mineral of a different type

Derived Forms

perimorphic or perimorphous, adjectiveperimorphism, noun
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