Dictionary

hypabyssal

adjective hyp·abys·sal \ˌhi-pə-ˈbi-səl, ˌhī-\

Definition of HYPABYSSAL

:  of or relating to a fine-grained igneous rock usually formed at a moderate distance below the surface
hyp·abys·sal·ly \-sə-lē\ adverb

Origin of HYPABYSSAL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1895

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hypaethralPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hyp-All Words Near: hypabyssal
May 22, 2015
nepotism Hear it
favoritism based on kinship
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears