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Meaning of METAMORPHIC

Pronunciation:  `metu'morfik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance
  2. [adj]  of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks); "metamorphic stage"; "marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish"
 

METAMORPHIC is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: changed, epimorphic, hemimetabolic, hemimetabolous, hemimetamorphic, hemimetamorphous, heterometabolic, heterometabolous, holometabolic, holometabolous, metamorphous, metamorphous
 
 Antonyms: nonmetamorphic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Met`a*mor"phic\, a. [See {Metamorphosis}.]
1. Subject to change; changeable; variable.

2. Causing a change of structure.

3. (Geol.) Pertaining to, produced by, or exhibiting, certain
   changes which minerals or rocks may have undergone since
   their original deposition; -- especially applied to the
   recrystallization which sedimentary rocks have undergone
   through the influence of heat and pressure, after which
   they are called metamorphic rocks.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: able to adapt, adaptable, adjustable, allotropic, alterable, alterative, anabolic, catabolic, catalytic, changeable, checkered, diversiform, ever-changing, flexible, fluid, heteromorphic, heteromorphous, impermanent, kaleidoscopic, malleable, manifold, many-sided, metabolic, metamorphotic, metastatic, mobile, modifiable, movable, multifarious, multifold, multiform, multiphase, multiple, multiplex, mutable, nonuniform, permutable, plastic, polymorphic, polymorphous, protean, proteiform, resilient, rubbery, supple, transient, transitory, variable
 

 

 

 

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