abyssolith

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

abyss (deep) +‎ lith (stone)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abyssolith (plural abyssoliths)

  1. (geology) A mass of igneous rock deep in the crust with no known bottom; a large batholith.
    • 1920, Amadeus William Grabau, A Textbook of Geology: General Geology:
      An abyssolith', then, is a mass of rock, generally granite or one of the more basic rocks of this type...

ReferencesEdit

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 9
Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 05:11