metamorphic


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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
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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.
I may observe, that in the case of the frozen snow, the columnar structure must be owing to a "metamorphic" action, and not to a process during deposition.
The team examined a compilation of metamorphic rocks that formed over the past three billion years at 564 sites.
In a bid to resolve the mystery of how and when plate tectonics emerged on Earth, Holder and the research team examined a global compilation of metamorphic rocks that formed over the past 3 billion years at 564 sites.
Samples of metamorphic and igneous rocks found in QuangNgai are believed to have been formed from 250 million to 460 million years ago.
The source rocks for these sandstones are acidic igneous and low to medium grade metamorphic and uplifted fold and thrust belt sedimentary rocks within a semi humid to humid tropical settings.
It further revealed that establishment of Technology Demonstration Centre at Lahore is underway for the regular metamorphic development of the indigenous technologies with stakeholder participation.
Large metamorphic minerals (e.g., porphyroblasts such as biotite, garnet, andalusite and staurolite) that contain passive inclusions are extraordinarily important because they are utilized in assessing the tectonic, metamorphic, and structural history of the mid- to deep-crustal levels of orogenic belts.
The enriched L2 phase was distributed between a(Cu) and formed a metamorphic chrysanthemum-like structure.
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