lithophysa

noun
lith·​o·​phy·​sa
plural lithophysae\ -​ˌsē \

Definition of lithophysa

: a spherulitic cavity often with concentric chambers that is observed in some rhyolitic lavas

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Other Words from lithophysa

lithophysal \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗sᵊl \ adjective

History and Etymology for lithophysa

New Latin, from lith- + Greek physa bubble

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“Lithophysa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithophysa. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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