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Porphyritic

Porphyritic Meaning & Definition
Porphyritic Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Porphyritic?

[adj] (of rocks) consisting of porphyry or containing large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals

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Porphyritic In Webster's Dictionary

\Por`phy*rit"ic\, a. [Cf. F. porphyritique.] (Min.) Relating to, or resembling, porphyry, that is, characterized by the presence of distinct crystals, as of feldspar, quartz, or augite, in a relatively fine-grained base, often aphanitic or cryptocrystalline.

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