Lopolith



[lop-uh-lith] /ˈlɒp ə lɪθ/

noun, Geology.
1.
a mass of igneous rock similar to a laccolith but concave downward rather than upward.
/ˈlɒpəlɪθ/
noun
1.
a saucer- or lens-shaped body of intrusive igneous rock, formed by the penetration of magma between the beds or layers of existing rock and subsequent subsidence beneath the intrusion Compare laccolith
lopolith
(lŏp’ə-lĭth)
A large, bowl-shaped body of igneous rock intruded between layers of sedimentary rock. Lopoliths are usually connected to a dike and are typically tens of kilometers thick and hundreds of kilometers wide.

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