metasomatism

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

Definition of metasomatism 

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

Other Words from metasomatism

metasomatic \-sō-ˈma-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of metasomatism

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metasomatism

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

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