Anamorphism

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Intense metamorphism in the anamorphic zone in which rock flowage takes place and simple minerals of low density are changed into more complex ones of greater density by silication, decarbonization, dehydration, and deoxidation. The term was originated by Van Hise in 1904. CF: anamorphic zone; katamorphism. AGI
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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