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- adj. describing a type of metamorphic rock that has undergone shearing and granulation by high mechanical stress
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or resulting from, a cataclasm.
- In petrography, noting a structure produced in rocks by crushing or shearing, whereby the minerals are broken into fragments.
- n. A fragmental texture in a rock or mineral produced by crushing instead of sedimentation.
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