Meaning of METAMORPHISM in English

METAMORPHISM

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm ]

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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