lamprophyre

noun
lam·​pro·​phyre | \ ˈlamprəˌfī(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of lamprophyre

: 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

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Other Words from lamprophyre

lamprophyric \ ¦⸗⸗¦firik , -​fīr-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for lamprophyre

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 22 Jan. 2022.

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