pseudomorph

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pseu·do·morph

 (so͞o′də-môrf′)
n.
1. A false, deceptive, or irregular form.
2. A mineral that has the crystalline form of another mineral rather than the form normally characteristic of its own composition.

pseu′do·mor′phic, pseu′do·mor′phous adj.
pseu′do·mor′phism n.
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pseudomorph

(ˈsjuːdəʊˌmɔːf)
n
(Minerals) a mineral that has an uncharacteristic crystalline form as a result of assuming the shape of another mineral that it has replaced
ˌpseudoˈmorphic, ˌpseudoˈmorphous adj
ˌpseudoˈmorphism n
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pseu•do•morph

(ˈsu dəˌmɔrf)

n.
1. an irregular or unclassifiable form.
2. a mineral having the outward appearance of another mineral that it has replaced.
[1840–50]
pseu`do•mor′phic, pseu`do•mor′phous, adj.
pseu`do•mor′phism, n.
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