Polymorphism

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Polymorphisme (Fr). Polymorphie (Ge). Полиморфизм (Ru). Polimorfismo (It). 多形現象 (Ja). Polimorfismo (Sp).

The phenomenon in which the same chemical compound exhibits different crystal structures. As an example, CaCO3 may crystallize as trigonal calcite or orthorhombic aragonite.

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