perimorph [per-uh-mawrf] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a crystal of one mineral enclosing that of another mineral.Compare .
Origin of perimorph First recorded in 1880–85;+ 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.
British Dictionary definitions for perimorph perimorph noun
- a mineral that encloses another mineral of a different type
Derived Formsperimorphic or perimorphous, adjectiveperimorphism, noun