Definition of granodiorite in English:


Syllabification: gran·o·di·or·ite
Pronunciation: /ˌgranəˈdīəˌrīt


  • A coarse-grained, plutonic rock containing quartz and plagioclase, between granite and diorite in composition.
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    • The contact is vertical, with granodiorite the dominant rock below a depth of about 100 feet.
    • Granite and granodiorite are examples of silica-rich plutonic rocks.
    • They were composed of solid granodiorite; a very hard igneous rock.


late 19th century: from granite + diorite.

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