Riecke's principle

Riecke's principle

[′rē·kəz ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(mineralogy)
The principle that solution of a mineral occurs most readily at points of greatest external pressure, and crystallization occurs most readily at points of least external pressure; applied to recrystallization in metamorphic rock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.