endomorphism

[en-doh-mawr-fiz-uhm, -duh-]
noun
1.
Petrology. a change brought about within the mass of an intrusive igneous rock.
2.
Mathematics. a homomorphism of a set into itself.

Origin:
1950–55; endomorph(ic) + -ism

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endomorphism (ˌɛndəʊˈmɔːˌfɪzəm)
 
n
geology changes in a cooling body of igneous rock brought about by assimilation of fragments of, or chemical reaction with, the surrounding country rock

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