xenolith

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xen·o·lith

 (zĕn′ə-lĭth′, zē′nə-)
n.
A rock fragment foreign to the igneous mass in which it occurs.

xenolith

(ˈzɛnəlɪθ)
n
(Geological Science) a fragment of rock differing in origin, composition, structure, etc, from the igneous rock enclosing it
ˌxenoˈlithic adj

xen•o•lith

(ˈzɛn l ɪθ, ˈzin-)

n.
a rock fragment foreign to the igneous rock in which it is embedded.
[1900–05]
xen`o•lith′ic, adj.

xenolith

a fragment of rock embedded in another kind of rock.
See also: Geology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xenolith - (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embeddedxenolith - (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
Translations
xénolite