laccolith

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noun lac·co·lith \ ˈla-kə-ˌlith \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

Origin and Etymology of laccolith

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


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