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metamorphic rock

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  • n. one of the major groups of rock that makes up the crust of the Earth; consists of pre-existing rock mass in which new minerals or textures are formed at higher temperatures and greater pressures than those present on the Earth's surface

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  • n. rock altered by pressure and heat

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