Trachytic
Trachytic Tra*chyt"ic, a. [Cf. F. trachytique.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, trachyte. [1913 Webster]

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  • trachytic — [trə kit′ik] adj. of or pertaining to the internal structure of some igneous rocks, as trachyte, in which hairlike feldspar crystals are in nearly parallel rows * * * See trachyte. * * * …   Universalium

  • trachytic — [trə kit′ik] adj. of or pertaining to the internal structure of some igneous rocks, as trachyte, in which hairlike feldspar crystals are in nearly parallel rows …   English World dictionary

  • trachytic — adjective Date: 1827 of or relating to a texture of igneous rocks in which lath shaped feldspar crystals are in almost parallel lines …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trachytic — adjective of or relating to trachyte …   Wiktionary

  • trachytic — [trə kɪtɪk] adjective Geology relating to or denoting a rock texture (characteristic of trachyte) in which crystals show parallel alignment due to liquid flow …   English new terms dictionary

  • trachytic — tra·chyt·ic …   English syllables

  • trachytic — /trəˈkɪtɪk/ (say truh kitik) adjective relating to the nearly parallel arrangement of felspar crystals in the ground mass of volcanic rocks …   Australian English dictionary

  • trachytic — trəˈkid.ik adjective Etymology: French trachytique, from trachyte + ique ic : of or relating to a texture of igneous rocks in which lath shaped feldspar microlites are arranged in subparallel lines that flow around the larger phenocrysts …   Useful english dictionary

  • trachyte — trachytic /treuh kit ik/, trachytoid /trak i toyd , tray ki /, adj. /tray kuyt, trak uyt/, n. a fine grained volcanic rock consisting essentially of alkali feldspar and one or more subordinate minerals, as hornblende or mica: the extrusive… …   Universalium

  • Trachyte — is an igneous, volcanic rock with an aphanitic to porphyritic texture. The mineral assemblage consists of essential alkali feldspar; relatively minor plagioclase and quartz or a feldspathoid such as nepheline may also be present. (See the QAPF… …   Wikipedia

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