metamorphic rock

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metamorphic rock

Sedimentary or igneous rock altered by great heat or pressure, e.g. limestone changed to marble.
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Noun1.metamorphic rock - rock altered by pressure and heatmetamorphic rock - rock altered by pressure and heat  
amphibolite - a metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
marlite, marlstone - metamorphic rock with approximately the same composition as marl
hornfels, hornstone - a fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the action of heat on clay rocks
gneiss - a laminated metamorphic rock similar to granite
schist - any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers
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They assessed survival, yellow and green Vibrio colony counts, water quality, larvae stage index, and the percentage of crabs metamorphosized into the Z5 stage.
And that is exactly what nature is reduced to: a concept, a metaphor for something long lost, easily metamorphosized according to the rules of the television entertainment industry.
In his final press conference as prime minister, Abdullah Badawi candidly voiced disappointment that Islam Hadhari had metamorphosized into an apparently repressive tool of the state.
Any autobiographical materials come out of this process so metamorphosized, as a rule, that even their own father would not recognize them.
Over time, however, the demand for specific rights metamorphosized into a generalized state of entitlement and the anger at specific injustice into a generalized feeling of grievance and resentment.
Detroit Red needed to be metamorphosized into Malcolm X, of course, but his American society needed a quasireligious transformation as well.
He stated that the trees were actually metamorphosized men and women: an enchantress had transformed them as punishment for the women's inconstancy.
In other words, with his language, Krasner has metamorphosized the existing small power elites which do not care for human rights, into something much bigger and more powerful that fortunately does not exist .
The variants of procurement methods available today metamorphosized from the need to improve construction project delivery, that is, project completion within budget and time.
34 group metamorphosized into the formation of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the manner in which party Executives and flag bearers in elections does emerged is an indication of elitist imposition of which the resultant effect has been elitist contradiction leading to the formations of new political parties by marginalized elites E.
If they continue in their obstinacy, denying the reasons for which a youngster threw a stone in 1987; a behavior which has metamorphosized seven years later into a human bomb, then the disenfranchised young people will be increasingly likely to be candidates for death.