Meaning of METAMORPHISM in English

METAMORPHISM

/met'euh mawr"fiz euhm/ , n.

1. Geol. a change in the structure or constitution of a rock due to natural agencies, as pressure and heat, esp. when the rock becomes harder and more completely crystalline.

2. Archaic. metamorphosis.

[ 1835-45; META- + -MORPHISM ]

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