granodiorite


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gran·o·di·o·rite

 (grăn′ə-dī′ə-rīt′)
n.
A coarse-grained igneous rock consisting primarily of quartz, plagioclase feldspar, and potassium feldspar, and also containing biotite, hornblende, or pyroxene.

gran′o·di′o·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

granodiorite

(ˌɡrænəʊˈdaɪəˌraɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a coarse-grained acid igneous rock containing almost twice as much plagioclase as orthoclase: intermediate in composition between granite and diorite
[C19: from grano + diorite]
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