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paramorph

[par-uh-mawrf] /ˈpær əˌmɔrf/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a pseudomorph formed by a change in crystal structure but not in chemical composition.
Also called allomorph.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; para-1 + -morph
Related forms
paramorphic, paramorphous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paramorphic

paramorph

/ˈpærəˌmɔːf/
noun
1.
a mineral that has undergone paramorphism
2.
a plant or animal that is classified on the basis of inadequate data and differs taxonomically from other members of the species in which it has been placed
Derived Forms
paramorphic, paramorphous, adjective
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