Definition of Melaphyre

1. n. Any one of several dark-colored augitic, eruptive rocks allied to basalt.



Definition of Melaphyre

1. Noun. (minerology) Any of several dark augitic eruptive rocks allied to basalt. ¹

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Definition of Melaphyre

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Medical Definition of Melaphyre

1. Any one of several dark-coloured augitic, eruptive rocks allied to basalt. Origin: F, fr. Gr, black + porphyre porphyry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melaphyre

melanotropin
melanotropin-releasing factor
melanotropin-releasing hormone
melanotropin release-inhibiting hormone
melanotype
melanotypes
melanous
melanovanadite
melanterite
melanterites
melanure
melanurenic acid
melanuria
melanuric
melanuric acid
melaphyre (current term)
melaphyres
melarsoprol
melas syndrome
melasma
melasma gravidarum
melasma universale
melasmic
melastatin
melastatine
melastoma
melastomaceous

Literary usage of Melaphyre

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1. Manual of Geology: Practical and Theoretical by John Phillips (1855)
"For between the dolomite and melaphyre of the peninsula of Lugano, mica schist and another kind of porphyry intervene; and on Monte Argentera, the limestone ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Ia Middle.—Red-clays, shales, and fine shaly sandstones, with bands of quartz-conglomerate and earthy limestone. melaphyre and ..."

3. Report of the State Board of Geological Survey by Michigan Geological Survey, Alfred Church Lane (1907)
"Amygdaloidal melaphyre exposed for 80 feet at the bottom. xix. (144). ... The melaphyre flows from 126 to 159, inclusive, are practically all alike. ..."

4. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"On the contrary, like the constituents of the accompanying zeolites, they seem to have been leached out of the melaphyre itself, in which they may have ..."

5. Upper Peninsula, 1893-1897 by Michigan Geological Survey (1898)
"This it would be very convenient to do from a systematic point of view, but the original mineral is certainly more often olivine. .Moreover, this melaphyre ..."

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