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granodiorite Syllabification: gran·o·di·or·ite
Pronunciation: /ˌɡranəˈdīərīt/

Definition of granodiorite in English:


A coarse-grained, plutonic rock containing quartz and plagioclase, between granite and diorite in composition.
Example sentences
  • 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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