• Definition for "paramorphism"
    • architectural alteration of a mineral without modification of…
    • View More
  • Etymologically Related for "paramorphism"

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.
65 votes

How would you define paramorphism?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!