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metamorphism Line breaks: meta|morph¦ism
Pronunciation: /mɛtəˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/

Definition of metamorphism in English:


[mass noun] Geology
Alteration of the composition or structure of a rock by heat, pressure, or other natural agency: all the rocks were subjected to several phases of metamorphism and deformation
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  • No such difference in the pressure or temperature of metamorphism in the country rock is detectable.
  • Baked contacts with host rocks indicate that metamorphism associated with intrusion predates shearing.
  • A striking characteristic of the Hellenides in the Aegean is the southward propagation of nappe emplacement and high - pressure metamorphism.
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