pseudomorph

noun
pseu·​do·​morph | \ ˈsü-də-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce pseudomorph (audio) \

Definition of pseudomorph

1 : a mineral having the characteristic outward form of another species
2 : a deceptive or irregular form

Other Words from pseudomorph

pseudomorphic \ ˌsü-​də-​ˈmȯr-​fik How to pronounce pseudomorphic (audio) \ adjective
pseudomorphism \ ˌsü-​də-​ˈmȯr-​ˌfi-​zəm How to pronounce pseudomorphism (audio) \ noun
pseudomorphous \ ˌsü-​də-​ˈmȯr-​fəs How to pronounce pseudomorphous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pseudomorph

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pseudomorph

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

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“Pseudomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudomorph. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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