keratophyre

noun ker·a·to·phyre \ˈkerətōˌfī(ə)r\

Definition of keratophyre

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of various rocks resembling hornfels

  2. 2 :  a compact porphyritic rock with anorthoclase as its prevailing feldspar and with or without quartz

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Origin and Etymology of keratophyre

International Scientific Vocabulary kerat- + -phyre; originally formed as German keratophyr


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