- a process of deformation or metamorphism in which the grains of a rock are fractured and rotated.
Origin of cataclasis
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- geology the deformation of rocks by crushing and shearing
Word Origin for cataclasis
C19: New Latin, from Greek, from cata- + klasis a breaking
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