1886, in the meaning defined above
metasomatic from German metasomatisch, from Greek meta- + sōmat-, sōma body
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“Metasomatism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metasomatism. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.
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