autometamorphism

noun
au·​to·​metamorphism | \ " + \

Definition of autometamorphism

: alteration of igneous rocks by their own residual solutions without introduction of extraneous matter

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First Known Use of autometamorphism

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autometamorphism

aut- + metamorphism

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“Autometamorphism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autometamorphism. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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