paramorphism

[par-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m]

noun

the process by which a paramorph is formed.
the state of being a paramorph.

Nearby words

  1. paramita,
  2. paramnesia,
  3. paramo,
  4. paramorph,
  5. paramorphine,
  6. paramount,
  7. paramour,
  8. paramus,
  9. paramyloid,
  10. paramyloidosis

Origin of paramorphism

First recorded in 1865–70; para-1 + -morphism

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British Dictionary definitions for paramorphism

paramorphism

noun

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