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Definition of Pseudomorphous crystal

Pseudomorphous crystal
Pseudomorphous Pseu`do*mor"phous, a. [Gr. ?; pseydh`s false + ? form: cf. F. pseudomorphe.] Not having the true form. Pseudomorphous crystal, one which has a form that does not result from its own powers of crystallization.

Meaning of Pseudomorphous crystal from wikipedia

- minerals while preserving the original's habit: this process is called pseudomorphous replacement. A classic example is tiger's eye quartz, crocidolite asbestos...
- metamorphic alterations of peridotite and pyroxene. Serpentines may also pseudomorphously replace other magnesium silicates. Alterations may be incomplete, causing...
- white, yellow or green. Lizardite is translucent and soft, and may be pseudomorphous after enstatite, olivine or pyroxene, in which case the name bastite...
- in habit. Stalactite forms have been reported. Turquoise may also pseudomorphously replace feldspar, apatite, other minerals, or even fossils. Odontolite...