isomorphous [ahy-suh-mawr-fuh s] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Chemistry, Crystallography.

  1. (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.

Origin of isomorphous First recorded in 1820–30; iso- + -morphous Examples from the Web for isomorphous Historical Examples of isomorphous

  • Isomorphous: having the same form, appearance or construction.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The alkaline perchlorates are isomorphous with the permanganates.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3


  • Its salts are isomorphous with those of alumina and sesquioxide of iron.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883


  • The seleniates are also very similar in properties to the sulphates, and both classes of salts are isomorphous.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • It is not isomorphous with the orthorhombic barium and strontium sulphates, as might be expected from the chemical formulae.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1


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