Definition of pneumatolysis in English:

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pneumatolysis

Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːməˈtɒlɪsɪs/

noun

[mass noun] Geology
The chemical alteration of rocks and the formation of minerals by the action of hot magmatic gases and vapours.

Derivatives

pneumatolytic

Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːmətəˈlɪtɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In this time, he says, ‘I continued my speleological [cave] investigations, discovering karst processes during the pneumatolytic phase - a world first - and investigating many hydrothermal [hot water] caves as well.’

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