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

  • n. A substance that occurs in three distinct crystalline forms.
  • n. One of the crystalline forms in which a trimorphic substance occurs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A substance which crystallizes in three distinct forms, or which has three distinct physical states.
  • n. Any of the three forms of such a substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A substance which crystallizes in three distinct forms, or which has three distinct physical states; also, any one of these distinct forms. See trimorphism, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In crystallography, a substance which exhibits trimorphism, or one of the three forms which such a substance presents: thus the term may be applied to titanium dioxid, or to rutile, one of its three forms of crystallization.

Etymologies

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tri- + -morph

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