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met·a·mor·phic

 (mĕt′ə-môr′fĭk)
adj.
1. also met·a·mor·phous (-fəs) Of, relating to, or characterized by metamorphosis.
2. Geology Changed in structure or composition as a result of metamorphism. Used of rock.

metamorphic

(ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪk) or

metamorphous

adj
1. relating to or resulting from metamorphosis or metamorphism
2. (Geological Science) (of rocks) altered considerably from their original structure and mineralogy by pressure and heat. Compare igneous, sedimentary

met•a•mor•phic

(ˌmɛt əˈmɔr fɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to or characterized by metamorphosis.
2. pertaining to or exhibiting structural change or metamorphism: metamorphic rock.
[1810–20]

met·a·mor·phic

(mĕt′ə-môr′fĭk)
1. Zoology Relating to metamorphosis.
2. Geology Relating to metamorphism. Metamorphic rocks are formed when igneous, sedimentary, or other metamorphic rocks undergo a physical change due to extreme heat and pressure. These changes often produce folded layers and veins in the rocks, and they can also cause pockets of precious minerals to form. See Table at rock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.metamorphic - of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks)metamorphic - of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks); "metamorphic stage"; "marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish"
2.metamorphic - characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substancemetamorphic - characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance
nonmetamorphic - not metamorphic
Translations

metamorphic

[ˌmetəˈmɔːfɪk] ADJmetamórfico

metamorphic

[ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪk] adjmetamorfico/a
References in classic literature ?
If these most ancient beds had been wholly worn away by denudation, or obliterated by metamorphic action, we ought to find only small remnants of the formations next succeeding them in age, and these ought to be very generally in a metamorphosed condition.
Nor should we be justified in assuming that if, for instance, the bed of the Pacific Ocean were now converted into a continent, we should there find formations older than the silurian strata, supposing such to have been formerly deposited; for it might well happen that strata which had subsided some miles nearer to the centre of the earth, and which had been pressed on by an enormous weight of superincumbent water, might have undergone far more metamorphic action than strata which have always remained nearer to the surface.
Geologists apply geochronology techniques to the study of when igneous and metamorphic processes occurred.
Sandstones ofthe Dasht Murgha Group and Malthanai Formation are lithic to sublith-arenites, rich in quartz, and metamorphic and sedimentary lithic fragments, indicating a recycled orogenic source.
Garnet porphyroblasts in metamorphic rocks provide valuable information on the processes of crystal nucleation and growth for two reasons (Miyashita, 1996): (1) they usually contain internal textural zones and inclusion trails that aid in correlating the timing of garnet growth under specific conditions with deformation and metamorphism (e.
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New data have been recently reported on the metamorphic processes that affected these rocks and the chronology of their evolution (Willner, 2005; Willner et al.
In the lowland Valley (<450 m elevation), metamorphic success of Spea intermontana has been observed in natural ephemeral wetlands, small agricultural ponds, and diverse anthropogenic sites (Ashpole and others 2012).
However, none of these studies examined the effects of these pesticides on metamorphic success.