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mesocratic

[mez-uh-krat-ik, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈkræt ɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/
adjective, Petrology.
1.
(of an igneous rock) composed of light and dark minerals in nearly equal amounts.
Origin of mesocratic
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; meso- + -crat + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for mesocratic

mesocratic

/ˌmɛsəˈkrætɪk/
adjective
1.
(of igneous rocks) containing 30–60 per cent of ferromagnesian minerals
Word Origin
C20: from meso- + -crat, with allusion to the moderately dark colour of the rock. Compare leucocratic
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