pneumatolysis

[ noo-muh-tol-uh-sis, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu məˈtɒl ə sɪs, ˌnyu- /

noun Geology.

the process by which rocks are altered or minerals and ores are formed by the action of vapors given off by magma.

Nearby words

  1. pneumatocardia,
  2. pneumatocele,
  3. pneumatocyst,
  4. pneumatograph,
  5. pneumatology,
  6. pneumatometer,
  7. pneumatophore,
  8. pneumatorrhachis,
  9. pneumatosis,
  10. pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis

Origin of pneumatolysis

First recorded in 1895–1900; pneumato- + -lysis

Related formspneu·mat·o·lyt·ic, pneu·mat·o·lit·ic [noo-mat-l-it-ik, nyoo-, noo-muh-tl-, nyoo-] /nʊˌmæt lˈɪt ɪk, nyʊ-, ˌnu mə tl-, ˌnyu-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pneumatolysis

pneumatolysis

/ (ˌnjuːməˈtɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

a type of metamorphism in which hot gases from solidifying magma react with surrounding rock
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