Pseudomorph

Pseudomorph

1.An irregular or unclassifiable form.
2.A mineral having the outward appearance of another mineral that it has replaced by chemical action.
Origin:
Pseudomorph  originally applied to minerals which looked like one type of mineral but were actually composed of another. Though from Greek roots, pseudomorph  was used in German before entering English in the 1830s.Definition and origin from dictionary.com

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