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metamorphous

[met-uh-mawr-fuh s] /ˌmɛt əˈmɔr fəs/
adjective
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nonmetamorphous, adjective
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  • Caterpillars go through a complete metamorphous, finishing in the chrysalis stage.
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metamorphic

/ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
relating to or resulting from metamorphosis or metamorphism
2.
(of rocks) altered considerably from their original structure and mineralogy by pressure and heat Compare igneous, sedimentary
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