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porphyritic

[pawr-fuh-rit-ik] /ˌpɔr fəˈrɪt ɪk/
adjective, Petrology
1.
of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling porphyry, its texture, or its structure.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English porphiritike < Medieval Latin porphyrīticus < Greek porphyrītikós of porphyry; see -ic
Related forms
nonporphyritic, adjective
pseudoporphyritic, adjective
subporphyritic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non porphyritic

porphyritic

/ˌpɔːfɪˈrɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
(of rocks) having large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals
2.
consisting of porphyry
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