Definition of pseudomorphic in English:

pseudomorphic

adjective

Crystallography
  • See pseudomorph

    • ‘Any or all of these carbonate minerals may have acted as the now-replaced parent to the well-known pseudomorphic, rhombohedral replacements by hematite and goethite.’
    • ‘As the dimensions of materials are reduced to the nanometer scale, the stabilization of pseudomorphic crystal structures that differ from their bulk equilibrium phases can occur. The pseudomorphic growth could provide a substantially larger bulk modulus and greater hardness than the average of the constituent materials in nanolayered and nanocomposite thin films.’

Pronunciation

pseudomorphic

/sjuːdə(ʊ)ˈmɔːfɪk/