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melaphyre

[mel-uh-fahyuh r] /ˈmɛl əˌfaɪər/
noun, Petrology
1.
a type of dark igneous rock embedded with feldspar crystals, related to basalt.
Related forms
melaphyric [mel-uh-fir-ik] /ˌmɛl əˈfɪr ɪk/ (Show IPA), adjective
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melaphyre

/ˈmɛləˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
(geology, obsolete) a type of weathered amygdaloidal basalt or andesite
Word Origin
C19: via French from Greek melas black + (por)phura purple
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