Definition of autometamorphism in English:

autometamorphism

noun

  • Geology. Metamorphism of an igneous rock caused by the action of volatile constituents of the rock itself, under conditions of falling temperature.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From auto- + metamorphism.

Pronunciation

autometamorphism

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/