allotriomorphic
adj. [Gr. allotrios, abnormal; morphe, shape]
Displaying an abnormal or unexpected shape.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • allotriomorphic — /euh lo tree euh mawr fik/, adj. Petrog. xenomorphic (def. 1). [1885 90; < Gk allótrio(s) belonging to another + MORPHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • allotriomorphic — adjective a) allotropic b) xenomorphic …   Wiktionary

  • allotriomorphic — al·lot·ri·o·mor·phic …   English syllables

  • allotriomorphic — ə|lä.trēə|mȯrfik adjective Etymology: Greek allotrio + English morphic : marked by a form different from the normal or expected because of development in special circumstances used especially of mineral grains of igneous rocks whose mutual… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Allotriomorphic crystal — Allotriomorphic crystal. См. Аллотроморфический кристалл или кристаллит. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Аллотроморфический кристалл или кристаллит — Allotriomorphic crystal Аллотроморфический кристалл или кристаллит. Кристалл, чье строение кристаллической решетки является обычным, но чьи наружные поверхности не ограничены правильными гранями кристалла; наружные поверхности, соприкасающиеся с… …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • igneous rock — Any of various crystalline or glassy, noncrystalline rocks formed by the cooling and solidification of molten earth material (magma). Igneous rocks comprise one of the three principal classes of rocks, the others being metamorphic and sedimentary …   Universalium

  • xenomorphic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|mȯrfik adjective Etymology: xen + morphic : allotriomorphic * * * xenomorphically, adv. /zen euh mawr fik, zee neuh /, adj. 1. Also, allotriomorphic. Petrog. noting or pertaining to a mineral grain that does not have its characteristic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Intrusion — In geology, an intrusion is a body of igneous rock that has crystallized from molten magma below the surface of the Earth. Bodies of magma that solidify underground before they reach the surface of the earth are called plutons, named for Pluto,… …   Wikipedia

  • xenomorphic — xenomorphically, adv. /zen euh mawr fik, zee neuh /, adj. 1. Also, allotriomorphic. Petrog. noting or pertaining to a mineral grain that does not have its characteristic crystalline form but has a form impressed on it by surrounding grains;… …   Universalium

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