HyperDic: katamorphism

English > 1 sense of the word katamorphism:
NOUNprocesskatamorphismmetamorphism that occurs at or near the earth's surface
English > katamorphism: 1 sense > noun 1, process
Meaningmetamorphism that occurs at or near the earth's surface; breaks down complex minerals into simpler ones.
Broadermetamorphismchange in the structure of rock / rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat or introduction of new chemical substances
Oppositeanamorphismmetamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface

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