batholith

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noun bath·o·lith \ˈba-thə-ˌlith\

Definition of batholith

  1. :  a great mass of intruded igneous rock that for the most part stopped in its rise a considerable distance below the surface

batholithic

play \ˌba-thə-ˈli-thik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of batholith

borrowed from German Batholith, from Greek báthos “depth” + German -o- -o- + -lith -lith


First Known Use: 1884


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