exomorphism

exomorphism

[‚ek·sə′mȯr‚fiz·əm]
(petrology)
A change in a rock mass caused by intrusion of external igneous material; in the usual sense, contact metamorphism.
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As Ilie writes in his study of cultural exomorphism, "the French image of Spain acquired its own reality in that it helped to shape the Spanish mind.