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paramorph

[par-uh-mawrf]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. a pseudomorph formed by a change in crystal structure but not in chemical composition.
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Origin of paramorph

First recorded in 1875–80; para-1 + -morph
Also called allomorph.
Related formspar·a·mor·phic, par·a·mor·phous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paramorph

paramorph

noun
  1. a mineral that has undergone paramorphism
  2. a plant or animal that is classified on the basis of inadequate data and differs taxonomically from other members of the species in which it has been placed
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Derived Formsparamorphic or paramorphous, adjective
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