Pseudomorph Pseu"do*morph, n. [See {Pseudomorphous}.] 1. An irregular or deceptive form. [1913 Webster]

2. (Crystallog.) A {pseudomorphous crystal}, such as a crystal consisting of quartz, but having the cubic form of fluor spar, the fluor crystal having been changed to quartz by a process of substitution. [1913 Webster]

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  • pseudomorph — [so͞o′də môrf΄] n. [< Gr pseudomorphos, having a false form: see PSEUDO & MORPH] 1. a false or irregular form 2. a mineral possessing the external form characteristic of another pseudomorphism [soo΄dəmôr′fiz΄əm] n. pseudomorphous… …   English World dictionary

  • Pseudomorph — In geology, a pseudomorph is a mineral compound resulting from a substitution process in which the appearance and dimensions remain constant, but the mineral which makes up the chief component of the compound is replaced by another. The name… …   Wikipedia

  • pseudomorph — pseudomorphic, pseudomorphous, adj. pseudomorphism, n. /sooh deuh mawrf /, n. 1. an irregular or unclassifiable form. 2. a mineral having the outward appearance of another mineral that it has replaced by chemical action. [1840 50; PSEUDO + MORPH] …   Universalium

  • pseudomorph — noun A mineral that formed by replacement of an existing mineral (or organic matter) such that the new mineral has the appearance and dimensions of the original. Petrified wood is a silicic pseudomorph of the original wood …   Wiktionary

  • pseudomorph — noun Etymology: probably from French pseudomorphe, from pseud + morphe morph Date: 1849 1. a mineral having the characteristic outward form of another species 2. a deceptive or irregular form • pseudomorphic adjective • pseudomorphism noun •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pseudomorph — A mineral found crystallized in a form that is not proper to it but to some other mineral. [pseudo + G. morphe, form] …   Medical dictionary

  • pseudomorph — pseu|do|mọrph 〈Adj.〉 Pseudomorphose aufweisend, durch Pseudomorphose entstanden * * * pseu|do|mọrph <Adj.> (Mineral.): Pseudomorphose aufweisend …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pseudomorph — pseu|do|mọrph 〈Adj.; Min.〉 Pseudomorphose aufweisend, durch Pseudomorphose entstanden …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • pseudomorph — pseu|do|morph <zu ↑...morph> Pseudomorphose zeigend …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pseudomorph — pseu·do·morph …   English syllables

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