lamprophyric

lamprophyre

[lam-pruh-fahyuhr]
noun Petrology.
any dark intrusive rock in which dark minerals occur both as phenocrysts and as groundmass.

Origin:
1885–90; lampro- (< Greek lamprós clear) + -phyre

lamprophyric [lam-pruh-fir-ik] , adjective
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lamprophyre (ˈlæmprəˌfaɪə)
 
n
any of a group of basic igneous rocks consisting of feldspathoids and ferromagnesian minerals, esp biotite: occurring as dykes and minor intrusions
 
[C19: from Greek lampros bright + -phyre, from porphyry]

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lamprophyre   (lām'prə-fīr')  Pronunciation Key 
A dark igneous rock, having a porphyritic texture in which both the phenocrysts (larger crystals) and the matrix consist primarily of pyroxene, hornblende, and biotite.
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