Definition of Batholitic
1. Adjective. Of or relating to a batholith.
Category relationships: Geology
Partainyms: Batholith, Batholith
Derivative terms: Batholith, Batholite
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Literary usage of Batholitic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. College Physiography by Ralph Stockman Tarr, Lawrence Martin (1914)
"Certainly in the past batholitic intrusion has been a common phenomenon of ... When by denudation the overlying strata are removed, and the batholitic ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"... and not a batholitic, relation to the Silurian strata which they invaded. This constitutes a very important advance in our conceptions of ..."
3. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1897)
"The intrusions are batholitic in their nature. ... is probably owing to an exchanging of the usual batholitic form of intrusion for a sill or sheet-form. ..."
4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"Important ore deposits are usually related to apophyses or outlying porphyritic phases of batholitic intrusions rather than along the walls of the main ..."
5. Earth Evolution and Its Facial Expression by William Herbert Hobbs (1921)
"... the batholitic granodiorites have made a place for themselves by melting it out in the folded range, but they obviously fill previously formed openings, ..."
6. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1905)
"True batholiths of gabbro are rare, perhaps because batholitic intrusion is always dependent on assimilation. "The argument necessarily extends still ..."