|1.||[ adjective ] of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks)|
"metamorphic stage" "marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish"
|Related terms:||metamorphosis metamorphosis|
|2.||[ adjective ] (biology) produced by metamorphosis|
"most insects are metamorphic as witness the stages as a butterfly develops from a caterpillar"
|Related terms:||biology metamorphic|