laccolith(redirected from laccolithic)
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A mass of igneous rock intruded between layers of sedimentary rock, resulting in uplift.
[Greek lakkos, pond, cistern + -lith.]
(Geological Science) a dome-shaped body of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock: formed by the intrusion of magma, forcing the overlying strata into the shape of a dome. See lopolith
[C19: from Greek lakkos cistern + -lith]
ˌlaccoˈlithic, laccolitic adj
lac•co•lith(ˈlæk ə lɪθ)
a mass of igneous rock formed from magma that spread laterally into a lenticular body, forcing overlying strata to bulge upward.
[1875–80; < Greek lákko(s) pond + -lith]
lac`co•lith′ic, lac`co•lit′ic (-ˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
A lens-shaped mass of intrusive igneous rock that pushes overlying rocks into a dome.