Overview

form


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The overall shape of a crystal. If it is able to grow freely, a crystal develops with a regular pattern of crystal faces and interfacial angles which are characteristic of a particular mineral. The study of this regularity of crystal form, and of the internal structure to which it is related, is called ‘crystallography’.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.