Meaning of metastrophic in English:

metastrophic

Pronunciation /ˌmɛtəˈstrɒfɪk/

adjective

rare
  • Of, belonging to, or characterized by metastrophe (especially in Crystallography).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823–1911), mineralogist. From metastrophe + -ic.