Of, characterized by, causing, or formed by metamorphism or metamorphosis.
Webster's New World
Changed in structure or composition as a result of metamorphism. Used of rock.
(geology) Having been structurally altered as a result of, or resulting from, exposure to intense heat and/or pressure (at the contact zone between colliding plates, for example).
(mineralogy) A rock that has been changed from its original form by subjection to heat and/or pressure.
Origin of Metamorphic
From metamorphosis +"Ž -ic.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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