hypabyssal

adjective
hyp·​abys·​sal | \ ˌhi-pə-ˈbi-səl How to pronounce hypabyssal (audio) , ˌhī- \

Definition of hypabyssal

: of or relating to a fine-grained igneous rock usually formed at a moderate distance below the surface

Other Words from hypabyssal

hypabyssally \ ˌhi-​pə-​ˈbi-​sə-​lē How to pronounce hypabyssally (audio) , ˌhī-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of hypabyssal

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypabyssal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypabyssal. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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