retrograde metamorphism

retrograde metamorphism
n
FUELLESS, GEOL metamorfismo retrógrado m, retrometamorfismo m

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  • Metamorphism — For other uses, see Metamorphism (disambiguation). Schematic representation of a metamorphic reaction. Abbreviations of minerals: act = actinolite; chl = chlorite; ep = epidote; gt = garnet; hbl = hornblende; plag = plagioclase. Two minerals… …   Wikipedia

  • metamorphism — /met euh mawr fiz euhm/, n. 1. Geol. a change in the structure or constitution of a rock due to natural agencies, as pressure and heat, esp. when the rock becomes harder and more completely crystalline. 2. Archaic. metamorphosis. [1835 45; META + …   Universalium

  • retrograde development — Retrogression Re tro*gres sion, n. [Cf. F. r[ e]trogression. See {Retrograde}, and cf. {Digression}.] 1. The act of retrograding, or going backward; retrogradation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Backward development; a passing from a higher to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ultra-high-temperature metamorphism — (UHT) represents extreme crustal metamorphism with metamorphic temperatures exceeding 900 °C (Harley, 1998 Geol. Soc. Lond; Brown, 2007 Int. Geol. Rev.; Kelsey, 2008 Gondwana Res.; Santosh and Omori, 2008a Gondwana Res.). Granulite facies rocks… …   Wikipedia

  • regressive metamorphism — Retrogression Re tro*gres sion, n. [Cf. F. r[ e]trogression. See {Retrograde}, and cf. {Digression}.] 1. The act of retrograding, or going backward; retrogradation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Backward development; a passing from a higher to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metamorphic rock — Any of a class of rocks that result from the alteration of preexisting rocks in response to changing geological conditions, including variations in temperature, pressure, and mechanical stress. The preexisting rocks may be igneous, sedimentary,… …   Universalium

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  • Amphibolite — (pronEng|æmˈfɪbəlaɪt) is the name given to a rock consisting mainly of hornblende amphibole, the use of the term being restricted, however, to metamorphic rocks. The modern terminology for a holocrystalline plutonic igneous rocks composed… …   Wikipedia

  • Rock cycle — rocks do not remain in equilibrium and are forced to change as they encounter new environments. The rock cycle is an illustration that explains how the 3 rock types are related to each other and how processes change from one type to another over… …   Wikipedia

  • Eclogite — (pronEng|ˈɛklədʒaɪt) is a coarse grained mafic (basaltic in composition) metamorphic rock. Eclogite is of special interest for at least two reasons. First, it forms at pressures greater than those typical of the crust of the Earth. Second, being… …   Wikipedia

  • Foliation (geology) — Foliation is any penetrative planar fabric present in rocks. Foliation is common to rocks affected by regional metamorphic compression typical of orogenic belts. Rocks exhibiting foliation include the typical metamorphic rock sequence of slate,… …   Wikipedia

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