- metamorphism, usually occurring deep under the earth's surface, that changes simple minerals to complex minerals.
Origin of anamorphism
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The deeper zone in which anamorphism is preponderant is called the zone of anamorphism.
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.
- 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
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