pseudomorph

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pseu·do·morph

(sū'dō-mōrf),
A mineral found crystallized in a form that is not proper to it but to some other mineral.
[pseudo- + G. morphē, form]
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In the case of the former process, the evidence for partial pseudomorphing of grains in both the sandstone and saprolite suggests that this process is contemporary, and is occurring through weathering of the sandstone under nearsurface conditions.