Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mineral that encloses a different mineral.

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  • n. a mineral enclosed within another

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A crystal of one species inclosing one of another species. See endomorph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral inclosing another, or formed around another by its partial metamorphism.

Etymologies

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peri- + -morph

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  • Per"i*morph: A crystal of one species inclosing one of another species.

    January 17, 2009