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Sulphur is known in two general forms, crystalline and amorphous.

It is impossible to ignite there a fragment of amorphous phosphorus.

These are (a) amorphous substances, (b) fibers, and (c) cells.

Prince-Bishops were kittle cattle, an amorphous kind of creature.

A virus might consist not of amorphous matter, but of microscopic beings.

There are two general forms—the crystalline and the amorphous.

It464 may be obtained colourless by heating the yellow crystals with hydriodic acid and amorphous phosphorus to 240.

It is preferable to preserve it in the amorphous state, and in well-stoppered bottles, as it is very deliquescent.

They are obtained from certain plants in amorphous masses; most of them exude spontaneously, or on puncturing the bark.

And come what might, in his own hazy, amorphous fashion he desired to be captain of his soul.

WORD ORIGIN

"shapeless," 1731, from Modern Latin amorphus, from Greek amorphos "without form, shapeless, deformed," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + morphe "form" (see Morpheus). Related: Amorphously; amorphousness.

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