perimorph [per-uh-mawrf] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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 formsper·i·mor·phic, per·i·mor·phous, adjectiveper·i·mor·phism, noun Examples from the Web for perimorph Historical Examples of perimorph

  • Endomorph, en′do-morf, n. a mineral enclosed within another mineral, the latter being termed a perimorph.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • British Dictionary definitions for perimorph perimorph noun

    1. a mineral that encloses another mineral of a different type

    Derived Formsperimorphic or perimorphous, adjectiveperimorphism, noun

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