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metasomatism

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noun meta·so·ma·tism \-ˈsō-mə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of metasomatism

  1. :  metamorphism that involves changes in the chemical composition as well as in the texture of rock

meta·so·mat·ic play \-sō-ˈma-tik\ adjective


Origin of metasomatism

metasomatic from German metasomatisch, from Greek meta- + sōmat-, sōma body


First Known Use: 1886


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