Definition of trachytic in English:

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trachytic

Pronunciation: /trəˈkidik/

adjective

Geology
Relating to or denoting a rock texture (characteristic of trachyte) in which crystals show parallel alignment due to flow in the magma.
Example sentences
  • Influx of trachytic volcanic rock fragments in the Albian may derive from inlra-platc volcanism related to extension.
  • The field relationships and geochemistry is described in detail by Fumes & Lippard, who differentiated a lower body of brecciated flow-banded and ‘flow-folded’ trachytic lava, interlayered with microgabbro.
  • They consist of intrusive materials (phonolitic domes, trachytic dykes, small syenitic bodies), breccias, tuffs and massive peripheral lava flows.

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Syllabification: tra·chyt·ic

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