metamorphic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"metamorphic" in British English

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metamorphicadjective

uk   /ˌmet.əˈmɔː.fɪk/  us   /ˌmet̬.əˈmɔːr-/ specialized
(of ​rock) ​changed into a new ​form and ​structure by very ​greatheat and ​pressure: Slate and ​gneiss are metamorphic ​rocks.
(Definition of metamorphic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"metamorphic" in American English

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metamorphicadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌmet̬·əˈmɔr·fɪk/
earth science describesrockschanged to a new ​form as a ​result of ​physicalprocesses, such as ​pressure or ​heat
metamorphism
noun [U]  us   /ˌmet̬·əˈmɔrˌfɪz·əm/ earth science
(Definition of metamorphic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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