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paramorphism

[par-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the process by which a paramorph is formed.
  2. the state of being a paramorph.
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Origin of paramorphism

First recorded in 1865–70; para-1 + -morphism
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British Dictionary definitions for paramorphism

paramorphism

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