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PORPHYRY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does porphyry mean? 

PORPHYRY (noun)
  The noun PORPHYRY has 1 sense:

1. any igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals

  Familiarity information: PORPHYRY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PORPHYRY (noun)


Sense 1porphyry [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

porphyritic rock; porphyry

Hypernyms ("porphyry" is a kind of...):

igneous rock (rock formed by the solidification of molten magma)

Meronyms (substance of "porphyry"):

groundmass (the matrix of fine-grained crystalline material in which larger crystals are embedded)


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