endomorphism

[en-doh-mawr-fiz-uh m, -duh-]

noun

Petrology. a change brought about within the mass of an intrusive igneous rock.
Mathematics. a homomorphism of a set into itself.

Nearby words

  1. endometrium,
  2. endomitosis,
  3. endomixis,
  4. endomorph,
  5. endomorphic,
  6. endomycetales,
  7. endomyocardial,
  8. endomyocardial fibrosis,
  9. endomyocarditis,
  10. endomyometritis

Origin of endomorphism

First recorded in 1950–55; endomorph(ic) + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for endomorphism

endomorphism

noun

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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