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pseudomorph

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noun pseu·do·morph \ˈsü-də-ˌmȯrf\

Definition of pseudomorph

  1. 1 :  a mineral having the characteristic outward form of another species

  2. 2 :  a deceptive or irregular form

pseudomorphic

play \ˌsü-də-ˈmȯr-fik\ adjective

pseudomorphism

play \-ˌfi-zəm\ noun

pseudomorphous

play \-fəs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of pseudomorph

probably from French pseudomorphe, from pseud- + -morphe -morph


First Known Use: 1849


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