orthophyric

[ awr-thuh-fahy-rik ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈfaɪ rɪk /

adjective Petrography.

of or relating to a texture in which the groundmass is characterized by closely packed, short, quadrilateral crystals of feldspar larger than those in a trachytic groundmass.

Nearby words

  1. orthophoria,
  2. orthophosphate,
  3. orthophosphoric acid,
  4. orthophosphorous acid,
  5. orthophthalic acid,
  6. orthopnea,
  7. orthopneic,
  8. orthopod,
  9. orthopoxvirus,
  10. orthopraxia

Origin of orthophyric


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