Porphyritic



[pawr-fuh-rit-ik] /ˌpɔr fəˈrɪt ɪk/

adjective, Petrology.
1.
of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling , its texture, or its structure.
/ˌpɔːfɪˈrɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
(of rocks) having large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals
2.
consisting of porphyry
porphyry
(pôr’fə-rē)
An igneous rock containing the large crystals known as phenocrysts embedded in a fine-grained matrix.

porphyritic adjective (pôr’fə-rĭt’ĭk)

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