Any one of two or more distinct crystalline forms of the same substance; or the substance having such forms; as, carbonate of lime occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite.

A variety of pseudomorph which has undergone partial or complete change or substitution of material; thus limonite is frequently an allomorph after pyrite.

Origin: Gr. Other + form.

(01 Mar 1998)

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