Hemimorphic
Hemimorphic Hem`i*mor"phic, a. [Hemi- + Gr. morfh` form.] (Crystallog.) Having the two ends modified with unlike planes; -- said of a crystal. [1913 Webster]

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  • hemimorphic — [hem΄ēmôr′fik] adj. [ HEMI + MORPHIC] designating a crystal with unlike faces at the ends of the same axis …   English World dictionary

  • hemimorphic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 of a crystal having different crystalline forms at each end of a crystallographic axis • hemimorphism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemimorphic — hemimorphism, hemimorphy, n. /hem i mawr fik/, adj. (of a crystal) having the two ends of an axis unlike in their planes or modifications; lacking a center of symmetry. [1860 65; HEMI + MORPHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hemimorphic — hemi·mor·phic …   English syllables

  • hemimorphic — hem•i•mor•phic [[t]ˌhɛm ɪˈmɔr fɪk[/t]] adj. cry (of a crystal) having the two ends of an axis unlike in their planes or modifications; lacking a center of symmetry • Etymology: 1860–65 hem i•mor′phism, hem′i•mor phy, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hemimorphic — /hɛmiˈmɔfɪk/ (say hemee mawfik) adjective (of a crystal) having the two ends of an axis unlike in their planes or modifications; lacking a centre of symmetry. {hemi + morphic} –hemimorphism, hemimorphy, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • hemimorphic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+|mȯrfik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hemi (I) + morphic : unsymmetrical in form as regards the two ends of an axis : having a singular and polar axis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyrargyrite — General Category Sulfosalt Chemical formula Ag3SbS3 …   Wikipedia

  • Monoclinic crystal system — An example of the monoclinic crystals, orthoclase In crystallography, the monoclinic crystal system is one of the 7 lattice point groups. A crystal system is described by three vectors. In the monoclinic system, the crystal is described by… …   Wikipedia

  • hemimorphism — noun see hemimorphic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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