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anamorphism

[an-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m]
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noun Geology.
  1. metamorphism, usually occurring deep under the earth's surface, that changes simple minerals to complex minerals.
Compare katamorphism.

Origin of anamorphism

First recorded in 1830–40; ana- + -morphism
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Examples from the Web for anamorphism

Historical Examples

  • The deeper zone in which anamorphism is preponderant is called the zone of anamorphism.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

    C. K. Leith

  • In Brazil, the ores have undergone close folding and anamorphism.

  • In other words, anamorphism tends toward the reproduction of igneous rocks, though it seldom fully accomplishes this result.


British Dictionary definitions for anamorphism

anamorphism

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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