leucocratic

[loo-kuh-krat-ik]

adjective Geology.

(of a rock) composed mainly of light-colored minerals.

Origin of leucocratic

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British Dictionary definitions for leucocratic

leucocratic

adjective

(of igneous rocks) light-coloured because of a low content of ferromagnesian minerals

Word Origin for leucocratic

C20: from German leukokrat, from leuco- + Greek kratein to rule
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