pseudomorph

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pseudomorph

[′süd·ə‚mȯrf]
(mineralogy)
An altered mineral whose crystal form has the outward appearance of another mineral species. Also known as false form.
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1a), grains of feldspar, quartz, and rock-fragments are sporadically in contact, but are generally separated by clayey intergranular bridges and pseudomorphed grains.
Augite occurs as fresh, pale pinkish-brown, elongate prisms, as uralitized grains, or pseudomorphed by smectite.
In these rocks, it is likely that the amphibolite-facies assemblage has partly pseudomorphed minerals developed in response to earlier deformation and metamorphism (lower grade?