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anamorphism

[an-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m] /ˌæn əˈmɔr fɪz əm/
noun, Geology
1.
metamorphism, usually occurring deep under the earth's surface, that changes simple minerals to complex minerals.
Compare katamorphism.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; ana- + -morphism
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anamorphism

/ˌænəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm/
noun
1.
intense metamorphism of a rock in which high-density complex minerals are formed from simpler minerals of lower density
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Word Origin and History for anamorphism
n.

"distorted projection or perspective," 1836; see anamorphosis + -ism.

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