batholithic
batholithic atholithic adj. Of or pertaining to a batholith. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • batholithic — adjective of or relating to a batholith • Syn: ↑batholitic • Pertains to noun: ↑batholith (for: ↑batholitic), ↑batholith • Derivationally related forms: ↑bath …   Useful english dictionary

  • batholithic — adjective see batholith …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • batholithic — See batholith. * * * …   Universalium

  • batholithic — adj. (Geology) pertaining to a batholith (mass of igneous rock pressed between sedimentary rocks) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • batholithic — bath·o·lith·ic …   English syllables

  • batholith — batholithic, adj. /bath euh lith/, n. Geol. a large body of intrusive igneous rock believed to have crystallized at a considerable depth below the earth s surface; pluton. [1900 05; BATHO + LITH] * * * Large body of igneous rock formed beneath… …   Universalium

  • batholitic — adjective of or relating to a batholith • Syn: ↑batholithic • Pertains to noun: ↑batholith, ↑batholith (for: ↑batholithic) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bath|o|lit|ic — «BATH uh LIHT ihk», adjective. = batholithic. (Cf. ↑batholithic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • batholith — noun Etymology: Greek bathos depth + International Scientific Vocabulary lith Date: circa 1900 a great mass of intruded igneous rock that for the most part stopped in its rise a considerable distance below the surface • batholithic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Orogeny — Geologic provinces of the world (USGS)   Shield …   Wikipedia

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