Metamorphic

• (a.) Pertaining to, produced by, or exhibiting, certain changes which minerals or rocks may have undergone since their original deposition; -- especially applied to the recrystallization which sedimentary rocks have undergone through the influence of heat and pressure, after which they are called metamorphic rocks. • (a.) Subject to cha...
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metamorphic

. of or pertaining to a rock which has been modified from its original structure by exposure to heat and pressure.
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metamorphic

1. Subject to change; changeable; variable. ... 2. Causing a change of structure. ... 3. <geology> Pertaining to, produced by, or exhibiting, certain changes which minerals or rocks may have undergone since their original deposition; especially applied to the recrystallization which sedimentary rocks have undergone through the influence of he...
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metamorphic

metamorphous adjective of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks); `metamorphic stage`; `marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish`
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Metamorphic

Met`a·mor'phic adjective [ See Metamorphosis .] 1. Subject to change; changeable; variable. 2. Causing a change of structure. 3. (Geol.) Pertaining to, produced by, or exhibiting, certain changes which minerals or rocks may have undergone since their original dep...
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metamorphic

Any rock derived from pre-existing rocks by mineralogical, chemical, and structural changes, essentially in the solid state, in response to marked changes in temperature, pressure, shearing stress, and chemical environment at depth in Earth's crust (for example, gneisses, schists, marbles, quartzites, etc.).
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metamorphic

Descriptive of a sedimentary or igneous rock that has been recrystallized as a result of changes in temperature, pressure, and chemical environment. Schist, for example, is metamorphosed basalt or slate. Heat from upsurging magma may alter the crystalline form or even the mineral constitution of t...
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Metamorphic

Pertaining to the processes or products of metamorphism.
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Metamorphic

Rocks which have been modified in composition or texture by heat and/or pressure.
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metamorphic

term applied to rock resulting from the transformation of preexisting rock in response to elevated temperature and/or pressure, sometimes accompanied by changes in chemical environment (e.g., compositional changes of percolating fluids); the processes involved are termed metamorphism.
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metamorphic

[adj] - of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks) 2. [adj] - characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance
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