autometamorphism

autometamorphism

[¦ȯd·ō‚med·ə′mȯr‚fiz·əm]
(petrology)
Metamorphism of an igneous rock by the action of its own volatile fluids. Also known as autometasomatism.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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