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laccolith

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noun lac·co·lith \ˈla-kə-ˌlith\

Definition of laccolith

  1. :  a mass of igneous rock that is intruded between sedimentary beds and produces a domical bulging of the overlying strata

laccolithic play \ˌla-kə-ˈli-thik\ adjective


Origin of laccolith

Greek lakkos pond, reservoir + English -lith — more at lake


First Known Use: 1879


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