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met•a•mor•phism



Pronunciation: (met"u-môr'fiz-um), [key]
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.

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