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Related to thermal metamorphism: burial metamorphism
thermal metamorphism[′thər·məl ¦med·ə¦mȯr‚fiz·əm]
Metamorphism that results from temperature-controlled and induced chemical reconstitution of preexisting rocks, with little influence of pressure. Also known as thermometamorphism.
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