Definition of Metasomatism

1. n. An alteration in a mineral or rock mass when involving a chemical change of the substance, as of chrysolite to serpentine; -- opposed to ordinary metamorphism, as implying simply a recrystallization.



Definition of Metasomatism

1. Noun. (geology) the process by which the bulk chemical composition of a rock is changed by the introduction of components from an external source, especially by a hydrothermal fluid ¹

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Definition of Metasomatism

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Medical Definition of Metasomatism

1. An alteration in a mineral or rock mass when involving a chemical change of the substance, as of chrysolite to serpentine; opposed to ordinary metamorphism, as implying simply a recrystallization. Metasomat"ic. Origin: Pref. Meta- + Gr, body. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metasomatism

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metasequoia
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metasideronatrite
metasilicate
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metasilicic acid
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metasomatism (current term)
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Literary usage of Metasomatism

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1. A Study of Ore Deposits for the Practical Miner: With Descriptions of Ore by James Philip Wallace (1908)
"The same idea is expressed by replacement and substitution, and the three words will, therefore, be used here interchangeably. metasomatism in ..."

2. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"DEPOSITS DUE TO IGNEOUS metasomatism NOT DISTINCTLY RELATED TO CONTACTS General Features.—The deposits thus far described lie close to the well-defined ..."

3. Economic Geology of the United States by Heinrich Ries (1907)
"The theory of metasomatism was first applied in America by Pumpelly in 1871, ... Since then the great importance of metasomatism has been widely recognized, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The agencies of metasomatism are in nearly all cases aqueous solutions; ... metasomatism also usually goes on at some depth, so that we may readily believe ..."

5. The Genesis of Ore Deposits by František Pošepný (1902)
"metasomatism in Connection with Mineral Deposits, Especially Fissure- Veins. It was not long before the principles of metasomatic action, learned by the ..."

6. A Treatise on Metamorphism by Charles Richard Van Hise (1904)
"... some cases of devitrification, various cases of metasomatism, etc. After one set of changes has taken place, or while they are in ..."

7. Types of Ore Deposits by Harry Foster Bain (1911)
"As to the so-called pebbles of pyrite, this would appear to be a case of metasomatism belonging to a still later (post-cementation) period; for CR Young has ..."

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