metasomatism

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meta·so·ma·tism

noun \-ˈsō-mə-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of METASOMATISM

:  metamorphism that involves changes in the chemical composition as well as in the texture of rock
meta·so·mat·ic \-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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