Doleritic
Doleritic Dol`er*it"ic, a. Of the nature of dolerite; as, much lava is doleritic lava. --Dana. [1913 Webster]

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  • Doleritic — Dolerite Dol er*ite, n. [Gr. dolero s deceptive, because it was easily confounded with diorite.] (Petrography) (a) A dark, crystalline, igneous rock, chiefly pyroxene with labradorite. (b) Coarse grained basalt. (c) Diabase. (d) Any dark, igneous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doleritic — adjective see dolerite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doleritic — See dolerite. * * * …   Universalium

  • doleritic — dol·er·it·ic …   English syllables

  • doleritic — adjective see dolerite * * * doleritˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑dolerite …   Useful english dictionary

  • dolerite — doleritic /dol euh rit ik/, adj. /dol euh ruyt /, n. Petrol. 1. a coarse grained variety of basalt. 2. any of various other igneous rocks, as diabase. 3. any basaltlike igneous rock whose composition can be determined only by microscopic… …   Universalium

  • Lava — La va (l[aum] v[.a]; 277), n. [It. lava lava, orig. in Naples, a torrent of rain overflowing the streets, fr. It. & L. lavare to wash. See {Lave}.] The melted rock ejected by a volcano from its top or fissured sides. It flows out in streams… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lava millstone — Lava La va (l[aum] v[.a]; 277), n. [It. lava lava, orig. in Naples, a torrent of rain overflowing the streets, fr. It. & L. lavare to wash. See {Lave}.] The melted rock ejected by a volcano from its top or fissured sides. It flows out in streams… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lava ware — Lava La va (l[aum] v[.a]; 277), n. [It. lava lava, orig. in Naples, a torrent of rain overflowing the streets, fr. It. & L. lavare to wash. See {Lave}.] The melted rock ejected by a volcano from its top or fissured sides. It flows out in streams… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dolerite — noun Etymology: French dolérite, from Greek doleros deceitful, from dolos deceit; from its being easily mistaken for diorite Date: 1838 1. any of various coarse basalts 2. chiefly British diabase 3 • doleritic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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