lamprophyre

noun

lam·​pro·​phyre
ˈlamprəˌfī(ə)r
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
¦⸗⸗¦firik
-fīr-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Lamprophyre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamprophyre. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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