paramorph

noun
para·​morph | \ ˈparəˌmȯrf \

Definition of paramorph

1 : a pseudomorph having the same chemical composition as the original species
2 : a variant biological form deviating from the mean of the species or other group to which it belongs : variety

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Other Words from paramorph

paramorphic \ ¦⸗⸗¦mȯrfik \ or paramorphous \ -​fəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for paramorph

para- entry 1 + -morph

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“Paramorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paramorph. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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