pseudomorphous
adjective see pseudomorph

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pseudomorphous — Pseu do*mor phous, a. [Gr. ?; pseydh s false + morfh form: cf. F. pseudomorphe.] Not having the true form. [1913 Webster] {Pseudomorphous crystal}, a crystal which has a form that does not result from its own powers of crystallization. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pseudomorphous — See pseudomorphic. * * * …   Universalium

  • pseudomorphous — pseu·do·mor·phous …   English syllables

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  • Pseudomorphous crystal — Pseudomorphous Pseu do*mor phous, a. [Gr. ?; pseydh s false + morfh form: cf. F. pseudomorphe.] Not having the true form. [1913 Webster] {Pseudomorphous crystal}, a crystal which has a form that does not result from its own powers of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pseudomorph — Pseu do*morph, n. [See {Pseudomorphous}.] 1. An irregular or deceptive form. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) A {pseudomorphous crystal}, such as a crystal consisting of quartz, but having the cubic form of fluor spar, the fluor crystal having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pseudomorph — noun Etymology: probably from French pseudomorphe, from pseud + morphe morph Date: 1849 1. a mineral having the characteristic outward form of another species 2. a deceptive or irregular form • pseudomorphic adjective • pseudomorphism noun •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Crystal habit — This article is about the descriptive term used in mineralogy. For the addictive drug, see crystal methamphetamine. Pyrite sun (or dollar) in laminated shale matrix. Between tightly spaced layers of shale, the aggregate was forced to grow in a… …   Wikipedia

  • Tiger's Eye — (also Tigers eye, Tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually yellow to red brown, with a silky luster. A member of the quartz group, it is a classic example of pseudomorphous replacement by silica of fibrous crocidolite (blue asbestos).… …   Wikipedia

  • Serpentine group — The serpentine group describes a group of common rock forming hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate ((magnesium, iron)3silicon|2oxygen|5hydroxide|4) minerals; they may contain minor amounts of other elements including chromium, manganese, cobalt… …   Wikipedia

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