metamorphic

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EtymologyEdit

From metamorphosis +‎ -ic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛtəˈmɔɹfɪk/

AdjectiveEdit

metamorphic

  1. Characterised by or exhibiting a change in form or character. [from 19th c.]
  2. (geology) Pertaining to metamorphism; having been structurally altered as a result of, or resulting from, exposure to intense heat and/or pressure (at the contact zone between colliding plates, for example). [from 19th c.]
  3. (zoology) Pertaining to metamorphosis. [from 19th c.]
  4. Of or relating to the Metamorphic Technique, a form of massage influenced by reflexology.

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NounEdit

metamorphic (plural metamorphics)

  1. (mineralogy) A rock that has been changed from its original form by subjection to heat and/or pressure.

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