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pseudosymmetry

[soo-doh-sim-i-tree]
noun Crystallography.
  1. an apparent symmetry different from that appropriate to a crystal of a given mineral.
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Origin of pseudosymmetry

First recorded in 1885–90; pseudo- + symmetry
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