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