ophitic

adjective
ophit·​ic | \ ä-ˈfi-tik How to pronounce ophitic (audio) , ō-\

Definition of ophitic

: having or being a rock fabric in which lath-shaped plagioclase crystals are enclosed in later formed augite

First Known Use of ophitic

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ophitic

ophite serpentine (stone), from Latin ophites, from Greek ophitēs (lithos), from ophitēs snakelike, from ophis snake; akin to Sanskrit ahi snake and probably to Latin anguis snake, anguilla eel, Greek enchelys eel, echidna viper, echinos hedgehog, Old English igil

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