1. [ adjective ] of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks)
Synonyms: metamorphous

"metamorphic stage" "marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish"

Related terms: metamorphosis metamorphosis
2. [ adjective ] (geology) characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance
Related terms: nonmetamorphic hemimetabolous holometabolic metamorphous changed heterometabolous epimorphic
Similar spelling:   metamorphism