batholite

World English Dictionary
batholith or batholite (ˈbæθəlɪθ, ˈbæθəˌlaɪt)
 
n
a very large irregular-shaped mass of igneous rock, esp granite, formed from an intrusion of magma at great depth, esp one exposed after erosion of less resistant overlying rocks
 
batholite or batholite
 
n
 
batho'lithic or batholite
 
adj
 
batho'litic or batholite
 
adj

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batholite

noun
large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth [syn: batholith
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