Laccolite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Laccolite (Geol) A mass of igneous rock intruded between sedimentary beds and resulting in a mammiform bulging of the overlying strata.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laccolite Same as laccolith.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a cistern + -lite, -lith,

Usage

In literature:

The bulk of the evidence is in favour of the laccolitic theory; in fact it has been clearly demonstrated in many important cases.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
The term laccolite has been applied to sills which are connected with bosses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
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