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granophyre

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noun grano·phyre \ˈgran-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of granophyre

  1. :  a porphyritic igneous rock chiefly of feldspar and quartz with granular groundmass

grano·phyr·ic play \ˌgran-ə-ˈfir-ik\ adjective


Origin of granophyre

International Scientific Vocabulary, from grano- + French -phyre (as in porphyre porphyry)


First Known Use: 1882


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