laccolithic
adjective see laccolith

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

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

  • laccolithic — lac·co·lith·ic …   English syllables

  • 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

  • Cornubian batholith — Map showing the main granite outcrops of the Cornubian batholith in southwest England and the location of Haig Fras the 20 mGal Bouguer anomaly is also shown as this indicates the location of the negative anomalies associated with these… …   Wikipedia

  • laccolith — noun Etymology: Greek lakkos pond, reservoir + English lith more at lake Date: 1879 a mass of igneous rock that is intruded between sedimentary beds and produces a domical bulging of the overlying strata • laccolithic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anorthosite — anorthositic /an aw theuh sit ik/, adj. /an awr theuh suyt /, n. Petrol. a granular plutonic rock composed largely of labradorite or a more calcic feldspar. [1860 65; < F anorthose anorthoclase (an AN 1 + Gk orthós straight) + ITE1] * * * Type of …   Universalium

  • LaSal Mountains — ▪ mountains, Utah, United States       laccolithic segment of the Colorado Plateau, extending across San Juan and Grand counties in eastern Utah, U.S. Of volcanic origin, the peaks rise to Mount Peale (12,721 feet [3,877 metres]), the highest… …   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

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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”