katamorphism

[ kat-uh-mawr-fiz-uhm ]
/ ˌkæt əˈmɔr fɪz əm /

noun Geology.

metamorphism at or near the earth's surface: breaks down complex minerals into simpler ones.

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Origin of katamorphism

First recorded in 1900–05; kata- + -morphism

OTHER WORDS FROM katamorphism

kat·a·mor·phic, adjective

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