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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.

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

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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Evidence for the complete and partial pseudomorphing of the more labile grains (mica and volcanic glass fragments) by smectite can be seen in the mid-left and mid-upper fight regions of Fig.
Pale green to brown smectite is the dominant alteration product in the TACB lavas, commonly pseudomorphing olivine and as interstitial patches and veinlets throughout the rocks.