degradation recrystallization

degradation recrystallization

[‚deg·rə′dā·shən rē‚krist·əl·ə′zā·shən]
(geology)
Recrystallization resulting in a decrease in the size of crystals. Also known as degenerative recrystallization; grain diminution.
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