- an irregular or unclassifiable form.
- a mineral having the outward appearance of another mineral that it has replaced by chemical action.
Origin of pseudomorph
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- a mineral that has an uncharacteristic crystalline form as a result of assuming the shape of another mineral that it has replaced
Word Origin and History for pseudomorphism
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper