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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Structural alteration of a mineral without change of chemical composition.

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  • n. a change in the physical structure of a mineral without any chemical change

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The change of one mineral species to another, so as to involve a change in physical characters without alteration of chemical composition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mineralogy, a change of the molecular structure of a mineral without alteration of external form or chemical constitution: a variety of pseudomorphism. See paramorph and pseudomorphism.

Etymologies

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para- + -morphism

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