HyperDic: porphyritic_rock

English > 1 sense of the expression porphyritic rock:
NOUNsubstanceporphyritic rock, porphyryany igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals
English > porphyritic rock: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals.
Synonymporphyry
Broaderigneous rockrock formed by the solidification of molten magma
Substancesgroundmass(geology) the matrix of fine-grained crystalline material in which larger / larger crystals are embedded
Spanishpórfido, porfirio, roca porfírica
Catalanpòrfir

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