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batholith

noun bath·o·lith \ˈba-thə-ˌlith\

Definition of BATHOLITH

:  a great mass of intruded igneous rock that for the most part stopped in its rise a considerable distance below the surface
bath·o·lith·ic \ˌba-thə-ˈli-thik\ adjective

Origin of BATHOLITH

Greek bathos depth + International Scientific Vocabulary -lith
First Known Use: 1884

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