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por·phy·rit·ic(pôr′fə-rĭt′ĭk) also por·phy·rit·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or containing porphyry.
2. Containing relatively large isolated crystals in a mass of fine texture.
[Middle English porphiritike, from Medieval Latin porphyrīticus, from Greek porphyrītikos, from porphyrītēs, porphyry; see porphyry.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Geological Science) (of rocks) having large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals
2. (Geological Science) consisting of porphyry
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|Adj.||1.||porphyritic - (of rocks) consisting of porphyry or containing large crystals in a fine groundmass of minerals|
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