contact zone

noun

Definition of contact zone

: a zone surrounding or adjacent to an igneous intrusion in which rocks have been affected by heat or magmatic solutions and gases

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“Contact zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contact%20zone. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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