porphyrite

n.

1796 as a modern mineral name, from porphyry + -ite (2). Related: Porphyritic.


Nearby words

  1. porphyria,
  2. porphyria cutanea tarda,
  3. porphyrin,
  4. porphyrinogen,
  5. porphyrinuria,
  6. porphyritic,
  7. porphyrization,
  8. porphyrize,
  9. porphyroblast,
  10. porphyrogenite

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