isomorphous [ahy-suh-mawr-fuh s] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry, Crystallography.
- (of a compound or mineral) capable of crystallizing in a form similar to that of another compound or mineral, used especially of substances so closely related that they form end members of a series of solid solutions.
Isomorphous: having the same form, appearance or construction.
John. B. Smith
The alkaline perchlorates are isomorphous with the permanganates.
Its salts are isomorphous with those of alumina and sesquioxide of iron.
The seleniates are also very similar in properties to the sulphates, and both classes of salts are isomorphous.
It is not isomorphous with the orthorhombic barium and strontium sulphates, as might be expected from the chemical formulae.