paramorphism definition

  • noun:
    • architectural alteration of a mineral without modification of chemical structure.
    • a change in the real construction of a mineral without having any chemical modification
    • The change of just one mineral types to some other, so as to involve a modification of physical characters without alteration of chemical structure.
    • In mineralogy, a big change for the molecular structure of a mineral without alteration of additional type or substance constitution: a variety of pseudomorphism. See paramorph and pseudomorphism.

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