granophyre

noun
grano·​phyre | \ ˈgra-nə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce granophyre (audio) \

Definition of granophyre

: a porphyritic igneous rock chiefly of feldspar and quartz with granular groundmass

Other Words from granophyre

granophyric \ ˌgra-​nə-​ˈfir-​ik How to pronounce granophyric (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of granophyre

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for granophyre

International Scientific Vocabulary, from grano- + French -phyre (as in porphyre porphyry)

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“Granophyre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granophyre. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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