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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“Paramorphism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paramorphism. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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