tachylitic

tachylyte

[tak-uh-lahyt]
noun Petrography.
a black, glassy form of basalt, readily fusible and of a high luster.
Also, tachylite.


Origin:
1865–70; tachy- + -lyte2

tachylitic [tak-uh-lit-ik] , adjective
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tachylyte or tachylite (ˈtækɪˌlaɪt)
 
n
a black basaltic glass often found on the edges of intrusions of basalt
 
[C19: from German Tachylit, from tachy- + Greek lutos soluble, melting, from luein to release; so called because it fuses easily when heated. The form tachylite is influenced by -lite stone]
 
tachylite or tachylite
 
n
 
[C19: from German Tachylit, from tachy- + Greek lutos soluble, melting, from luein to release; so called because it fuses easily when heated. The form tachylite is influenced by -lite stone]
 
tachylytic or tachylite
 
adj
 
tachy'litic or tachylite
 
adj

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