Paramorphous Par`a*mor"phous, a. (Min.) Relating to paramorphism; exhibiting paramorphism. [1913 Webster]

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  • paramorphous — adjective see paramorph * * * paramorphous, a. Min. (pærəˈmɔːfəs) [f. as prec. + ous.] = paramorphic. in Ogilvie …   Useful english dictionary

  • paramorphous — Paramorph Par a*morph, n. [Pref. para + Gr. morfh form.] 1. (Min.) A kind of pseudomorph, in which there has been a change of physical characters, by a change in crystal structure without alteration of chemical composition, as the change of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paramorphous — See paramorphic. * * * …   Universalium

  • paramorphous — para·mor·phous …   English syllables

  • paramorph — paramorphic, paramorphous, adj. /par euh mawrf /, n. Mineral. a pseudomorph formed by a change in crystal structure but not in chemical composition. Also called allomorph. [1875 80; PARA 1 + MORPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • paramorphism — [par΄ə môr′fiz΄əm] n. [ PARA 1 + MORPH + ISM] the process by which the crystal structure of a mineral changes without an alteration in the chemical composition or external form of the mineral paramorphic adj. paramorphous …   English World dictionary

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