Laccolitic
Laccolite Lac"co*lite, Laccolith Lac"co*lith, n. [Gr. ? a cistern + -lite, -lith.] (Geol.) A mass of igneous rock intruded between sedimentary beds and resulting in a mammiform bulging of the overlying strata. -- {Lac`co*lit"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • laccolitic — lac·co·lit·ic …   English syllables

  • laccolitic — adjective see laccolith * * * laccolithic / lithˈik/ or laccolitˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑laccolith …   Useful english dictionary

  • laccolith — laccolithic, laccolitic /lak euh lit ik/, adj. /lak euh lith/, n. Geol. a mass of igneous rock formed from magma that did not find its way to the surface but spread laterally into a lenticular body, forcing overlying strata to bulge upward. Also …   Universalium

  • laccolith — /ˈlækəlɪθ/ (say lakuhlith) noun a mass of igneous rock formed from magma which when rising from below did not find its way to the surface, but spread out laterally into a lenticular body, thereby causing the overlying strata to bulge upwards.… …   Australian English dictionary

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