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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 meta·mor·phic /ˌmɛtəˈmɔrfɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 meta·mor·phic /ˌmɛtəˈmɔrfɪk/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Met·a·mor·phic a.
 1. Subject to change; changeable; variable.
 2. Causing a change of structure.
 3. Geol. Pertaining to, produced by, or exhibiting, certain changes which minerals or rocks may have undergone since their original deposition; -- especially applied to the recrystallization which sedimentary rocks have undergone through the influence of heat and pressure, after which they are called metamorphic rocks.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks);
             "metamorphic stage"; "marble is a metamorphic rock
             that takes a high polish" [syn: metamorphous]
      2: characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or
         substance [ant: nonmetamorphic]