porphyritic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or containing porphyry.
    • Containing relatively big isolated crystals in quite a few fine surface.
    • of or related to porphyry
    • containing big crystals in a superb size of product
    • associated with, or resembling, porphyry, this is certainly, characterized by the presence of distinct crystals, by feldspar, quartz, or augite, in a relatively fine-grained base, often aphanitic or cryptocrystalline.
    • (of stones) comprising porphyry or containing big crystals in a superb groundmass of minerals
  • others:
    • Containing or resembling porphyry; composed of a compact homogeneous stone where distinct crystals or grains of feldspar or other minerals tend to be embedded: as, porphyritic granite. Additionally porphyraceous, and often, incorrectly, porphyroid.

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