Definition of paramorphism in English:

paramorphism

noun

Mineralogy
  • The change of one mineral into another having the same chemical composition but a different crystal structure; the existence of paramorphs.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From para- + -morphism.

Pronunciation

paramorphism

/ˌparəˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/