Idiomorphic Id`i*o*morph"ic, a. Idiomorphous. [1913 Webster]

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  • idiomorphic — [id΄ē ə môr′fik] adj. [ IDIO + MORPHIC] 1. having its own proper form 2. Mineralogy having the normal faces characteristic of a particular mineral: said of crystals in rock that have developed without interference …   English World dictionary

  • idiomorphic — adjective Etymology: Greek idiomorphos, from idio + morphos morphous Date: 1887 having the proper form or shape used of minerals whose crystalline growth has not been interfered with …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idiomorphic — adj. [Gr. idios, personal; morphe, form] (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) The normal form of valves; not distorted by crowding or attachment to the substrate; automorphic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • idiomorphic — idiomorphically, adv. idiomorphism, n. /id ee euh mawr fik/, adj. 1. Also, euhedral. (in a rock) noting or pertaining to a mineral constituent having its own characteristic outward crystalline form unaltered by the other constituents of the rock; …   Universalium

  • idiomorphic — adjective /ɪdiəˈmɔɹfɪk/ idiomorphous …   Wiktionary

  • idiomorphic — adj. having a characteristic appearance or form (of rocks and minerals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idiomorphic — id·io·mor·phic …   English syllables

  • idiomorphic — /ˌɪdioʊˈmɔfɪk/ (say .ideeoh mawfik) adjective 1. denoting or relating to a mineral constituent of a rock, which has its own characteristic outward crystalline form, and not one forced upon it by the other constituents of the rock. 2. having its… …   Australian English dictionary

  • idiomorphic —   a. having its own peculiar or proper form …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • idiomorphic — …   Useful english dictionary

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