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A mineral crystal formed or affected by paramorphism. Also called allomorph1.
1. (Minerals) a mineral that has undergone paramorphism
2. (Biology) 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
ˌparaˈmorphic, ˌparaˈmorphous adj
a mineral pseudomorph formed by a change in crystal structure but not chemical composition.
par`a•mor′phic, par`a•mor′phous, adj.