Meaning of METAMORPHISM in English

METAMORPHISM

n.

Pronunciation: - ' mo ̇ r- ˌ fi-z ə m

Function: noun

Date: 1845

: a change in the constitution of rock specifically : a pronounced change effected by pressure, heat, and water that results in a more compact and more highly crystalline condition

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