lamprophyre

noun lam·pro·phyre \ ˈlamprəˌfī(ə)r \

Definition of lamprophyre

plural -s
:any of a series of dark rocks of basaltic habit that resemble trap, occur usually in narrow dikes, and sometimes contain glittering plates of biotite

lamprophyric

\-fīr-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of lamprophyre

International Scientific Vocabulary lampro- + -phyre; originally formed as German lamprophyr


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