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Definition of the adjective Ophitic

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  1. [geology] Describing any rock having crystals of feldspar interspersed with plates of augite

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Google previewReports (1895)

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 ...

Google previewMagmas, Rocks and Planetary Development (2014)

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 ...

Google previewLunar 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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1968-1975 (1981)

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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewNelson'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 ...

Google previewChambers'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 ...

Google previewThe 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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Ophitic Meaning

Video shows what ophitic means. Describing any rock having crystals of feldspar interspersed with plates of augite. Ophitic Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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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