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endomorphism

[en-doh-mawr-fiz-uh m, -duh-]
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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 of endomorphism

First recorded in 1950–55; endomorph(ic) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for endomorphism

endomorphism

noun
  1. 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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