metamorphic

adjective meta·mor·phic \ ˌme-tə-ˈmȯr-fik \

Definition of metamorphic

1 : of or relating to metamorphosis
2 of a rock : of, relating to, or produced by metamorphism

metamorphically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of metamorphic

1816


METAMORPHIC Defined for Kids

metamorphic

adjective meta·mor·phic \ ˌme-tə-ˈmȯr-fik \

Definition of metamorphic for Students

: formed by the action of pressure, heat, and water that results in a more compact form
  • a metamorphic rock

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metamorphic

adjective meta·mor·phic \ ˌmet-ə-ˈmȯr-fik \

medical Definition of metamorphic

: of or relating to metamorphosis

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