blastoporphyritic

adjective
blas·​to·​porphyritic

Definition of blastoporphyritic

of rocks
: having a palimpsest texture showing traces of the original porphyritic texture

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History and Etymology for blastoporphyritic

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 26 Oct. 2021.

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