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paramorphism

[par-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m] /ˌpær əˈmɔr fɪz əm/
noun
1.
the process by which a paramorph is formed.
2.
the state of being a paramorph.
Origin of paramorphism
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; para-1 + -morphism
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British Dictionary definitions for paramorphism

paramorphism

/ˌpærəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm/
noun
1.
a process by which the crystalline structure of a mineral alters without any change in its chemical composition
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