Definition of migmatite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiɡməˌtīt/


A rock composed of two intermingled but distinguishable components, typically a granitic rock within a metamorphic host rock.
Example sentences
  • He regarded metamorphism and deformation as continuously related processes and found it impossible to accept migmatites as metamorphic rocks.
  • In such a scenario, the leucogranite sheets might be interpreted to represent the conduits connecting the granite plutons through the migmatites to the granulites.
  • Leucosomes and leucogranites that segregated over variable distances but remained within the migmatites contain entrained inclusion-rich biotite from proximal mesosome-melanosome.


Early 20th century: from Greek migma, migmat- 'mixture' + -ite1.

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Syllabification: mig·ma·tite

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