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grano-

pref.
Granite: granolith.

[German, from Granit, granite, from Italian granito; see granite.]

grano-

combining form
of or resembling granite: granolith.
[from German, from Granit granite]

gran•ite

(ˈgræn ɪt)

n.
1. a coarse-grained igneous rock composed chiefly of orthoclase and albite feldspars and of quartz, usu. with lesser amounts of one or more other minerals, as mica, hornblende, or augite.
2. something of great hardness, firmness, or durability.
[1640–50; < Italian. See grain, -ite1]
gra•nit•ic (grəˈnɪt ɪk) adj.