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

 meta·mor·phism /-ˈmɔrˌfɪzəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Met·a·mor·phism n. Geol. The state or quality of being metamorphic; the process by which the material of rock masses has been more or less recrystallized by heat, pressure, etc., as in the change of sedimentary limestone to marble.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : change in the structure of rock by natural agencies such as
          pressure or heat of introduction of new chemical