[pawr-fuh-rit-ik] /ˌpɔr fəˈrɪt ɪk/
of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling , its texture, or its structure.
(of rocks) having large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals
consisting of porphyry
An igneous rock containing the large crystals known as phenocrysts embedded in a fine-grained matrix.
porphyritic adjective (pôr’fə-rĭt’ĭk)
[pawr-fuh-rahyz] /ˈpɔr fəˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), porphyrized, porphyrizing. 1. to subject to .
porphyroblast (pôr-fîr’ē-ə-blāst’) A large crystal that is surrounded by a finer-grained matrix in a metamorphic rock. Porphyroblasts form by the recrystallization of existing mineral crystals during metamorphism. They are analogous to phenocrysts in igneous rock.
/ˌpɔːfəˈrɒdʒɪˌnaɪt/ noun 1. (sometimes capital) a prince born after his father has succeeded to the throne
/ˌpɔːfɪˈrɒpsɪn/ noun 1. a purple pigment occurring in the retina of the eye of certain freshwater fishes