pseudoporphyritic

adjective
pseu·​do·​porphyritic | \¦sü(ˌ)dō+\

Definition of pseudoporphyritic 

of a rock

: having a porphyritic appearance caused by the more rapid growth of various crystals but not being a true porphyry

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pseud- + porphyritic

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