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[ en-doh-mawr-fiz-uh m, -duh- ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈmɔr fɪz əm, -də- /


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

Nearby words

endometrium, endomitosis, endomixis, endomorph, endomorphic, endomorphism, endomycetales, endomyocardial, endomyocardial fibrosis, endomyocarditis, endomyometritis

Origin of endomorphism

First recorded in 1950–55; endomorph(ic) + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for endomorphism


/ (ˌɛndəʊˈmɔːˌfɪzəm) /


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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