blastoporphyritic

adjective

blas·​to·​porphyritic
of rocks
: having a palimpsest texture showing traces of the original porphyritic texture

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary blast- + porphyritic; originally formed as German blastoporphyritisch

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“Blastoporphyritic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blastoporphyritic. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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