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pneumatolysis Syllabification: pneu·ma·tol·y·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͞oməˈtäləsəs/

Definition of pneumatolysis in English:


The chemical alteration of rocks and the formation of minerals by the action of hot magmatic gases.


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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