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Definition of the adjective Ophitic
What does Ophitic mean as an attribute of a noun?
- [geology] Describing any rock having crystals of feldspar interspersed with plates of augite
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by Missouri. Bureau of Geology and Mines
Such a texture is called ophitic. A number of other names have been given to different textures, each of which is only a subdivision of one of the three mentioned. Having now considered the different criteria of classification, the different kinds of ...
A Survey of Magma/Igneous Rock Systems by Eric A. K. Middlemost
The name ophitic refers to the snake-like markings on the basaltic dyke rocks, or ophites, of the Pyrenees in southwestern Europe. In some granitic rocks, including very coarse-grained pegmatites, quartz and alkali feldspar crystallise ...
Lunar Sourcebook (1991)
A User's Guide to the Moon by Grant Heiken, David Vaniman, Bevan M. French
Where pyroxene partially encloses the plagioclase, the texture is called subophitic; where pyroxene is coarser and fully encloses individual plagioclase crystals, it is called ophitic. The sizes and shapes of individual crystals are also important ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
—Ophitic Olivine-Dolerite, Dun Fion, Arran, Scotland. The white mineral is plagioclase felspar, which penetrates a large dark ...
by Gwendolyn Lewise Werth Luttrell
Mixed basalts, mostly ophitic 6. 1500 m 9. Overlies Lakewood Basalt; underlies Larsmont Ophitic Basalt 10. Type locality: Extends from Stony Point SW to Talmadge River, St. Louis County. Named for Sucker River. Sugar River Limestone ...
A Religious Encyclopaedia: Or Dictionary of Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology (1891)
Based on the Real-Encyklopädie of Herzog, Plitt, and Hauck by Johann Jakob Herzog
Demiur e; by asilides, Archon; and y Ophitic sects, Ja dabaoth, or Son of Chaos. This is, at any rate, the most characteristic figure in Gnostic systems, and concentrates in itself its ...
Nelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)
Everybody's Book of Reference ...
Ophitic Structure in rocks. When one constituent in large individuals includes within itself numerous well-formed individuals of some other essential constituent the structure is known as Poikilitic. This type is especailly strongly developed in the ...
Chambers's Encyclopaedia (1896)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge
Ophitic Structure, name given by petrolc- gists to a structure seen in various crystalline igneous rocks, in which large plates of a pyroxene are penetrated and divided, as it were, into small portions, by crystals of felspar. The separated portions ...
The Jewish Encyclopedia (1906)
A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler
The ophitic diagram was also known, for the yellow circle which was upon it is mentioned (Joel, ...
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Scrabble value of O1P3H4I1T1I1C3
The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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