pneumatolytic


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pneu·ma·tol·y·sis

 (no͞o′mə-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs, nyo͞o′-)
n.
A process of rock alteration or mineral formation brought about by the action of gases emitted from solidifying magma.

pneu′ma·to·lyt′ic (-tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

pneumatolytic

(njuːˌmætəˈlɪtɪk)
adj
(Geological Science) geology resulting from pneumatolysis
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In some ways, the current models resurrect the pneumatolytic hypotheses developed by metallogenists in the 1960s (e.