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- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)fɪk
- (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).
metamorphic (plural metamorphics)
- (mineralogy) A rock that has been changed from its original form by subjection to heat and/or pressure.