Definition of migmatite in English:

migmatite

Line breaks: mig|ma¦tite
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪɡmətʌɪt
 
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noun

Geology
A rock composed of two intermingled but distinguishable components, typically a granitic rock within a metamorphic host rock: a series of dykes intrude the underlying migmatites
More 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.

Origin

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

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