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xenomorphic

xen·o·mor·phic
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [zen-uh-mawr-fik, zee-nuh-]
    • /ˌzɛn əˈmɔr fɪk, ˌzi nə-/
    • /zˌenəʊmˈɔːfɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zen-uh-mawr-fik, zee-nuh-]
    • /ˌzɛn əˈmɔr fɪk, ˌzi nə-/

Definitions of xenomorphic word

  • adjective xenomorphic in an unusual form; having a strange form. 2
  • adjective xenomorphic Also, allotriomorphic. Petrography. noting or pertaining to a mineral grain that does not have its characteristic crystalline form but has a form impressed on it by surrounding grains; anhedral. 1
  • adjective xenomorphic (of a mineral constituent of an igneous rock) not having its characteristic crystal shape because of deforming pressure from adjacent minerals 0
  • adjective xenomorphic (petrography) noting or pertaining to a mineral grain that does not have its characteristic crystalline form but has a form impressed on it by surrounding grains; anhedral. 0

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Origin of xenomorphic

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90; xeno- + -morphic

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Parts of speech for Xenomorphic

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

xenomorphic popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

xenomorphic usage trend in Literature

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