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Meaning of "ophitic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OPHITIC

ophitic  [əʊˈfɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPHITIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ophitic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OPHITIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Poikilitic

Poikilitic texture refers to igneous rocks where component crystals contain smaller grains of other minerals within them. In poikilitic rocks, the contained smaller grains are typically within phenocrysts. A poikilitic texture is most easily observed in petrographic thin sections. In some rocks there seem to be little tendency for the minerals to envelop one another. This is true of many gabbros, aplites and granites. The grains then lie side by side, with the faces of the latter moulded on or adapted to the more perfect crystalline outlines of the earlier. When the smaller idiomorphic crystals of the first-formed are scattered irregularly through the larger and less perfect crystals of later origin, the structure is said to be poikilitic. A poikioblast is a larger crystal that contains smaller crystals of other minerals. Poikioblasts are a texture of metamorphic rocks. Poikilitic texture describes the occurrence of one mineral that is irregularly scattered as diversely oriented crystals within much larger host crystals of another mineral.

Definition of ophitic in the English dictionary

The definition of ophitic in the dictionary is having small elongated unorientated feldspar crystals enclosed within pyroxene grains.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPHITIC


dermatophytic
ˌdɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk
ectophytic
ˌektəʊˈfɪtɪk
endophitic
ˌɛndəʊˈfɪtɪk
endophytic
ˌɛndəʊˈfɪtɪk
entophytic
ˌentəʊˈfɪtɪk
epiphytic
ˌɛpɪˈfɪtɪk
gametophytic
ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈfɪtɪk
geophytic
ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪtɪk
glycophytic
ˌɡlaɪkəʊˈfɪtɪk
graphitic
ɡrəˈfɪtɪk
hydrophytic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈfɪtɪk
macrophytic
ˌmækrəʊˈfɪtɪk
mesophytic
ˌmesəʊˈfɪtɪk
microphytic
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪtɪk
neophytic
ˌniːəʊˈfɪtɪk
protophytic
ˌprəʊtəʊˈfɪtɪk
psammophytic
ˌsæməʊˈfɪtɪk
pteridophytic
ˌtɛrɪdəʊˈfɪtɪk
saprophytic
ˌsæprəʊˈfɪtɪk
spermatophytic
ˌspɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPHITIC

ophiolater
ophiolatrous
ophiolatry
ophiolite
ophiolitic
ophiologic
ophiological
ophiologist
ophiology
ophiomorph
ophiomorphic
ophiomorphous
ophiophagous
ophiophilist
Ophir
ophite
Ophiuchi
Ophiuchus
ophiura
ophiuroid

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPHITIC

anorthitic
anti-Semitic
antiparasitic
antirachitic
bronchitic
critic
Cushitic
dendritic
erethitic
ferritic
mephitic
orchitic
parasitic
perthitic
politic
psephitic
rachitic
Semitic
sulphitic
trichitic

Synonyms and antonyms of ophitic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ophitic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPHITIC

Find out the translation of ophitic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ophitic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ophitic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

ophitic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ofítica
570 millions of speakers

English

ophitic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ophitic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ophitic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

офитовой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ofítica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ophitic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ophitique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ophitik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ophitic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ophitic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ophitic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ophitic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ophitic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ophitic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओफिटकिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ofitik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ophitic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ophitic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

офітовой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ophitic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ophitic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ophitic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ophitic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ophitic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ophitic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPHITIC»

The term «ophitic» is used very little and occupies the 176.118 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPHITIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ophitic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPHITIC»

Discover the use of ophitic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ophitic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Igneous Rocks and Processes: A Practical Guide
This ophitic texture represents the growth of small plagioclase crystals on abundant nuclei, while the growth of augite was confined to the one or two nuclei available (within this field of view), resulting in far fewer but much larger pyroxene  ...
Robin Gill, 2010
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Lunar Sourcebook: A User's Guide to the Moon
Other high-K basalts have ophitic textures, characterized by pyroxene crystals enclosed by plagioclase. Grove and Beaty (1980) prefer to call these two textures "anti-intersertal" and "anti-ophitic" to distinguish them from the normal intersertal ...
Grant Heiken, David Vaniman, Bevan M. French, 1991
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Geological Survey Professional Paper
... and interstitial clinopyroxene grains are a common groundmass constituent of all the mafic lavas. In a few generally dik- tytaxitic basalts, clinopyroxene also forms larger ophitic crystals in the groundmass. Clinopyroxene phenocrysts in some ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), 1986
4
Geology of the Apollo 16 area, central lunar highlands
Medium-grained ophitic textures. Partly metamorphosed gabbroic anorthosite; first-cycle matrix ophitic. (35) Cataclastic olivine-bearing noritic anorthosite and other clasts in intersertal matrix grading to ophitic. Cataclastic anorthosite; first- ...
George E. Ulrich, Carroll Ann Hodges, William R. Muehlberger, 1981
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United States Geological Survey Professional Paper
Ophite. — Ophitic texture is the roughly circular mottling of the rock produced by crystals of pyroxene that surround and inclose the feldspar crystals (pls. 56, 57). The ophitic lavas are the "luster-mottled melaphyres" of the earlier publications on ...
‎1929
6
Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2204
estimated 50-100 m unexposed K-feldspar, albite, quartz, chlorite vein sub- ophitic to granular gabbro medium grained sub-ophitic to ophitic bronzite gabbro porphyritic/glomeroporphyritic ophitic gabbro slightly porphyritic sub-ophitic to ophitic ...
Findlay, J M, Fowler, T D, Birkett, T C
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Geological Survey Bulletin
11035. Schneider, E., Thellier, Bmile, and Thellier, Odette. Contribution geo- phisique a l'6tude du trias ophitique pyreneen, 1 pt. [Geophysical contribution to the study of the ophitic Triassic in the Pyrenees, part 1] : Annales de Geophys., vol.
‎1949
8
Abstracts of papers submitted for seven meetings with which ...
Subophitic texture develops after intergranular but prior to ophitic texture under wide range of modes and dike widths, regardless of order of crystallization of plagioclase and pyroxene. Center of a 60-foot-wide Type (1) dike is subophitic; ...
9
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
The order of crystallization indicated by the relative euhedralism of grains in mutual contact can also be ambiguous (Figure 6.26). Ophitic texture (Figure 7.15) and hypidiomorphic-granular texture (Figure 7.16) have mutual grain contacts that ...
Myron G. Best, 2013
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Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
Pyroxene phenocrysts in an ophitic groundmass; plane light Ophitic intergrowth of plagioclase and pyroxene; crossed polars Plagioclase phenocrysts in an ophitic groundmass; plane light .~ 111' 1*?» {l i 1600 — — _ s _ GINA“ Liquid 1500 _ ...
Cornelis Klein, Anthony Philpotts, 2012

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPHITIC»

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OPHITIC actually worried me a bit because Chambers indicates that the first vowel is pronounced as a schwa, i.e. neutral, but luckily for me the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ophitic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ophitic>. Dec 2019 ».
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