laccolith

noun lac·co·lith \ ˈla-kə-ˌlith \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of laccolith

: a mass of igneous rock that is intruded between sedimentary beds and produces a domical bulging of the overlying strata

laccolithic

play \ˌla-kə-ˈli-thik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of laccolith

Greek lakkos pond, reservoir + English -lith — more at lake


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