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granitoid

[ gran-i-toid ]
/ ˈgræn ɪˌtɔɪd /
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adjective
resembling or having the texture of granite.
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Origin of granitoid

First recorded in 1785–95; granite + -oid
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How to use granitoid in a sentence

  • From the granitoid square at the base of the air-shaft came the rattle of after-dinner dishes and the babble of dialect.

  • Many of these orthogneisses are not equally well foliated throughout, but are massive or granitoid in places.

  • 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
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