xenolith(redirected from xenolithic)
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Related to xenolithic: xenocryst, Autolith
A rock fragment foreign to the igneous mass in which it occurs.
(Geological Science) a fragment of rock differing in origin, composition, structure, etc, from the igneous rock enclosing it
xen•o•lith(ˈzɛn l ɪθ, ˈzin-)
a rock fragment foreign to the igneous rock in which it is embedded.
a fragment of rock embedded in another kind of rock.See also: Geology
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|Noun||1.||xenolith - (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