porphyritic

[ pawr-fuh-rit-ik ]
/ ˌpɔr fəˈrɪt ɪk /

adjective Petrology.

of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling porphyry, its texture, or its structure.

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Origin of porphyritic

1375–1425; late Middle English porphiritike<Medieval Latin porphyrīticus<Greek porphyrītikós of porphyry; see -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM porphyritic

non·por·phy·rit·ic, adjectivepseu·do·por·phy·rit·ic, adjectivesub·por·phy·rit·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for porphyritic

porphyritic
/ (ˌpɔːfɪˈrɪtɪk) /

adjective

(of rocks) having large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals
consisting of porphyry
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