batholith(redirected from Plutonic diapir)
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A large mass of igneous rock that has melted and intruded surrounding strata at great depths.
(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)
a large body of intrusive igneous rock believed to have crystallized at a considerable depth below the earth's surface.
An immense, dome-shaped, deep-seated mass of intrusive igneous rock.
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|Noun||1.||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