Paramorph

Par"a*morph

(?), n. [Pref. para- + Gr. morfh` form.] 1. (Min.) A kind of pseudomorph, in which there has been a change of physical characters, by a change in crystal structure without alteration of chemical composition, as the change of aragonite to calcite; called also allomorph.
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2. (Biol.) A taxonomic variant observed within a species, for which a more specific term has not been assigned.
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-- par`a*mor"phic, a. -- par`a*mor"phous, a.
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