Granitoid
Granitoid Gran"i*toid, a. [Granite + -oid: cf. F. granito["i]de.] Resembling granite in granular appearance; as, granitoid gneiss; a granitoid pavement. [1913 Webster]

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  • granitoid — adjective see granite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • granitoid — /gran i toyd /, adj. resembling or having the texture of granite. [1785 95; GRANITE + OID] * * * …   Universalium

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  • granitoid — gran·it·oid …   English syllables

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