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Meaning of METAMORPHISM

Pronunciation:  `metu'morfizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  change in the structure of rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat of introduction of new chemical substances
 

METAMORPHISM is a 12 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: anamorphism, epigenesis, geological process, katamorphism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Met`a*mor"phism\, n. (Geol.)
The state or quality of being metamorphic; the process by
which the material of rock masses has been more or less
recrystallized by heat, pressure, etc., as in the change of
sedimentary limestone to marble. --Murchison.

 

 

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