adjective Petrology.
of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling porphyry, its texture, or its structure.

1375–1425; late Middle English porphiritike < Medieval Latin porphyrīticus < Greek porphyrītikós of porphyry; see -ic

nonporphyritic, adjective
pseudoporphyritic, adjective
subporphyritic, adjective
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porphyritic (ˌpɔːfɪˈrɪtɪk)
1.  (of rocks) having large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals
2.  consisting of porphyry

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porphyry   (pôr'fə-rē)  Pronunciation Key 
An igneous rock containing the large crystals known as phenocrysts embedded in a fine-grained matrix.

porphyritic adjective (pôr'fə-rĭt'ĭk)
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Example sentences
Two distinct crystal sizes would develop in this situation, producing a porphyritic texture.
Porphyritic rocks occur between the schists and the quartzites.
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