Relating to or denoting a poikilitic rock texture in which crystals of feldspar are interposed between plates of augite.
More example sentences
- It is a narrow fissure vein cutting an ophitic lava flow and is typical of many of the noncommercial mineralized veins in the general area of Keweenaw Point.
- This is followed by ophitic or poikilitic crystallization of pyroxene and ilmenite about scarce nuclei, produced at lower temperatures.
late 19th century: via Latin from Greek ophitēs 'serpentine stone' (from ophis 'snake') + -ic.
Definition of ophitic in:
- The US English dictionary