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mesocratic

[ mez-uh-krat-ik, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛz əˈkræt ɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə- /
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adjective Petrology.

(of an igneous rock) composed of light and dark minerals in nearly equal amounts.

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Origin of mesocratic

First recorded in 1855–60; meso- + -crat + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for mesocratic

mesocratic
/ (ˌmɛsəˈkrætɪk) /

adjective

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