paramorphism

noun
para·​mor·​phism | \¦parə¦mȯrˌfizəm\
plural -s

Definition of paramorphism 

: the property of changing from one mineral species to another (as from aragonite to calcite) by a change in internal structure and physical characters but not in chemical composition

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