paramorph


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par·a·morph

 (păr′ə-môrf′)
n.
A mineral crystal formed or affected by paramorphism. Also called allomorph1.

paramorph

(ˈpærəˌmɔːf)
n
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

par•a•morph

(ˈpær əˌmɔrf)

n.
a mineral pseudomorph formed by a change in crystal structure but not chemical composition.
[1875–80]
par`a•mor′phic, par`a•mor′phous, adj.
par`a•morph′ism, n.
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The mine has also produced distinctive tennantite-tetrahedrite paramorphs on white quartz.
Diamond paramorphs of impact origin were formed after graphite and coal due to the impact action of meteorites on coal-bearing strata.