anamorphism

[an-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m]
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noun Geology.

metamorphism, usually occurring deep under the earth's surface, that changes simple minerals to complex minerals.

Nearby words

  1. anamnestic,
  2. anamnestic reaction,
  3. anamniote,
  4. anamorphic,
  5. anamorphic lens,
  6. anamorphoscope,
  7. anamorphosis,
  8. ananas,
  9. anancy,
  10. ananda

Compare katamorphism.

Origin of anamorphism

First recorded in 1830–40; ana- + -morphism

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British Dictionary definitions for anamorphism

anamorphism

noun

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

anamorphism

n.

"distorted projection or perspective," 1836; see anamorphosis + -ism.

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