Metamorphic (disambiguation)

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The term Metamorphic can be associated with a number of meanings:

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  • Metamorphic rock: The term for rocks that have been transformed by extreme heat and pressure.
  • Metamorphic core complex, exposures of deep crust exhumed in association with largely amagmatic extension.
  • Metamorphic reaction, a chemical reaction that takes place during the geological process of metamorphism.
  • Metamorphic facies, a set of metamorphic mineral assemblages that are formed under similar pressures and temperatures.
  • Metamorphic zone, an area where, as a result of metamorphism, the same combination of minerals occurs in the bed rocks.