/ (ˌɡrænəʊˈdaɪəˌraɪt) /
a coarse-grained acid igneous rock containing almost twice as much plagioclase as orthoclase: intermediate in composition between granite and diorite
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Word Origin for granodiorite
C19: from grano + diorite
Words nearby granodiorite
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Example sentences from the Web for granodiorite
From other areas the same materials are present plus sandstone, granite, and granodiorite.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948|A. E. Treganza
Scientific definitions for granodiorite
[ grăn′ə-dī′ə-rīt′ ]
A coarse-grained igneous rock consisting primarily of quartz, plagioclase, and potassium feldspar, and also containing biotite, hornblende, or pyroxene. It is the coarse-grained equivalent of dacite.
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