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).

Nearby words

  1. perimeter,
  2. perimetric,
  3. perimetritis,
  4. perimetrium,
  5. perimetry,
  6. perimyelitis,
  7. perimyositis,
  8. perimysiitis,
  9. perimysium,
  10. perinatal

Origin of perimorph

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

Related formsper·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 Formsperimorphic or perimorphous, adjectiveperimorphism, noun

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