noun, plural anatexes [an-uh-tek-seez] . Geology.
the process by which igneous rock remelts into magma.

< Neo-Latin < Greek anátēxis a melting, equivalent to anatḗk(ein) to melt down (ana- ana- + tḗkein to thaw) + -sis -sis Unabridged
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anatexis (ˈænəˌtɛksɪs)
geology the partial melting of rocks, esp in the formation of metamorphic rocks
[C20: from Greek: rebirth]

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