par-amorphism

paramorphism

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

Origin:
1865–70; para-1 + -morphism

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paramorphism (ˌpærəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm)
 
n
a process by which the crystalline structure of a mineral alters without any change in its chemical composition

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