pseudomorph


pseu·do·morph

noun \ˈsü-də-ˌmrf\

Definition of PSEUDOMORPH

1
:  a mineral having the characteristic outward form of another species
2
:  a deceptive or irregular form
pseu·do·mor·phic \ˌsü-də-ˈmr-fik\ adjective
pseu·do·mor·phism \-ˌfi-zəm\ noun
pseu·do·mor·phous \-fəs\ adjective

Origin of PSEUDOMORPH

probably from French pseudomorphe, from pseud- + -morphe -morph
First Known Use: 1849

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