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[gran-i-toid] /ˈgræn ɪˌtɔɪd/
resembling or having the texture of granite.
Origin of granitoid
First recorded in 1785-95; granite + -oid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Yellow and white sandstones are also found in small quantity on the islands, reposing upon the granitoid rocks.

    In the Arctic Seas Francis Leopold McClintock
  • It is probable that the granitoid rocks appear at the surface somewhat to the eastward of this locality.

    In the Arctic Seas Francis Leopold McClintock
  • From the granitoid square at the base of the air-shaft came the rattle of after-dinner dishes and the babble of dialect.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Many of these orthogneisses are not equally well foliated throughout, but are massive or granitoid in places.

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