metamorphism, usually occurring deep under the earth’s surface, that changes simple minerals to complex minerals.
Historical Examples

The deeper zone in which anamorphism is preponderant is called the zone of anamorphism.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

In Brazil, the ores have undergone close folding and anamorphism.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

In other words, anamorphism tends toward the reproduction of igneous rocks, though it seldom fully accomplishes this result.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

intense metamorphism of a rock in which high-density complex minerals are formed from simpler minerals of lower density

“distorted projection or perspective,” 1836; see anamorphosis + -ism.


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