Definition of Metamorphic rock

1. Noun. Rock altered by pressure and heat.

Specialized synonyms: Amphibolite, Marlite, Marlstone, Hornfels, Hornstone, Gneiss, Schist
Generic synonyms: Rock, Stone



Definition of Metamorphic rock

1. Noun. (geology) one of the major groups of rock that makes up the crust of the Earth; consists of pre-existing rock mass in which new minerals or textures are formed at higher temperatures and greater pressures than those present on the Earth's surface ¹

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Literary usage of Metamorphic rock

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1. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"Most metamorphic rock has cleavage, that is, a tendency to break in one direction rather than in another. The cleavage of metamorphic rock may look much ..."

2. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"The parallel arrangement of the mineral constituents of a metamorphic rock is thus seen to be the result of crystallization, and the rotation of the ..."

3. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"The parallel arrangement of the mineral constituents of a metamorphic rock is thus seen to be the result of crystallization, and the rotation of the ..."

4. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"If in the latter, it should be called Eocene when regarded as a metamorphic rock, although it be liassic when considered in reference to the era of its ..."

5. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1859)
"If the latter view is the more probable and correct, the clay- slate originating from the suspended material in the sea, would be a metamorphic rock. ..."

6. A Manual of Elementary Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"According to this view, tho superposition of chalk does not prevent the subjacent metamorphic rock from being Eocene. When discussing the ages of the ..."

7. Dana's Manual of Mineralogy: For the Student of Elementary Mineralogy, the by James Dwight Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1912)
"This banded or laminated character given by the parallel arrangement of its minerals is the most striking peculiarity of a metamorphic rock. ..."

8. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1877)
"... plutonic rocks and cannot be described among them, but their descriptions will be found among the metamorphic rock?, under the names, Hornblende rock, ..."

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