Metasomatism Met`a*so"ma*tism, n. [Pref. meta- + Gr. ?, ?, body.] (Geol.) An alteration in a mineral or rock mass when involving a chemical change of the substance, as of chrysolite to serpentine; -- opposed to ordinary metamorphism, as implying simply a recrystallization. -- {Met`a*so*mat"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • metasomatic — adjective see metasomatism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • metasomatic — adjective Of or pertaining to metasomatism …   Wiktionary

  • metasomatic — meta·somatic …   English syllables

  • metasomatic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ adjective 1. [metasomatism + ic] : of or relating to metasomatism 2. [New Latin metasomat , metasoma + English ic] of or relating to a metasoma …   Useful english dictionary

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  • metasomatism — metasomatic /met euh soh mat ik/, adj. /met euh soh meuh tiz euhm/, n. Geol. 1. the series of metamorphic processes whereby chemical changes occur in minerals or rocks as a result of the introduction of material, often in hot aqueous solutions,… …   Universalium

  • Metasomatism — is the chemical alteration of a rock by hydrothermal and other fluids. Metasomatism can occur via the action of hydrothermal fluids from an igneous or metamorphic source. Metasomatic albite + hornblende + tourmaline alteration of metamorphosed… …   Wikipedia

  • Myrmekite — describes a vermicular, or wormy, intergrowth of quartz in plagioclase. The intergrowths are microscopic in scale, typically with maximum dimensions less than 1 millimeter. The plagioclase is sodium rich, usually albite or oligoclase. These… …   Wikipedia

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