metamorphic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From metamorphosis +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛtəˈmɔɹfɪk/

Adjective[edit]

metamorphic

  1. (geology) Having been structurally altered as a result of, or resulting from, exposure to intense heat and/or pressure (at the contact zone between colliding plates, for example).

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Noun[edit]

metamorphic (plural metamorphics)

  1. (mineralogy) A rock that has been changed from its original form by subjection to heat and/or pressure.

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