batholith

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bath·o·lith

 (băth′ə-lĭth′)
n.
A large mass of igneous rock that has melted and intruded surrounding strata at great depths.

bath′o·lith′ic adj.

batholith

(ˈbæθəlɪθ) or

batholite

n
(Geological Science) a very large irregular-shaped mass of igneous rock, esp granite, formed from an intrusion of magma at great depth, esp one exposed after erosion of less resistant overlying rocks
ˌbathoˈlithic, ˌbathoˈlitic adj

bath•o•lith

(ˈbæθ ə lɪθ)

n.
a large body of intrusive igneous rock believed to have crystallized at a considerable depth below the earth's surface.
[1900–05]
bath`o•lith′ic, adj.

batholith

An immense, dome-shaped, deep-seated mass of intrusive igneous rock.
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Noun1.batholith - large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
granite - plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
igneous rock - rock formed by the solidification of molten magma