Definition of Diorite

1. Noun. A granular crystalline intrusive rock.

Generic synonyms: Igneous Rock



Definition of Diorite

1. n. An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone.

Definition of Diorite

1. Noun. (geology) A grey intrusive igneous rock composed mostly of plagioclase feldspar, biotite, hornblende and/or pyroxene. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diorite

1. an igneous rock [n -S] : DIORITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Diorite

1. An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone. Origin: Cf. F. Diorite. See Diorism. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diorite

dioptral
dioptre
dioptres
dioptric
dioptric aberration
dioptrical
dioptrics
dioptries
dioptry
diorama
dioramas
dioramic
diorism
diorisms
dioristic
diorite (current term)
diorite-plagiogranitic
diorites
dioritic
diorthoses
diorthosis
diorthotic
dioscin
dioscorea
dioscoreaceous
dioscuric
diose
diosgenin
diosgenins
diosmin

Literary usage of Diorite

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1. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"CHAPTER XVII diorite CLAN INCLUDED SPECIES The species recognized by Rosenbusch as composing the diorite family and its dike and extrusive equivalents ..."

2. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1826)
"The diorite forms tin' great mass of this soil ; ' it is of a dark- green colour, ... This rock of diorite is covered at its surface, by the effect of ..."

3. Engineering Geology: By Heinrich Ries and Thomas L. Watson by Heinrich Ries, Thomas Leonard Watson (1914)
"These differences become apparent on examination of the analyses of quartz diorite and diorite, tabulated below: I. Quartz diorite, near Enterprise, ..."

4. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1893)
"In this case the diorite is the same variety as the first, but it has been ... The schist formed out of this diorite contains 3'7 per cent, of this alkali, ..."

5. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1904)
"diorite. There are three observed occurrences of the diorite : one along the cliff ... Macroscopic Characters,—The diorite is coarse-grained, and of a light ..."

6. A Treatise on Rocks, Rock-weathering and Soils by George Perkins Merrill (1897)
"THE diorite-ANDESITE GROUP We come now to groups of rocks which show a still ... The group includes the plutonic type diorite, and the effusive types ..."

7. Agricultural Geology by Frederick Valentine Emerson (1920)
"Chemical composition of a diorite. (After Daly, Canadian Geological Survey ... Like many other dark siliceous rocks, diorite is sometimes called " trap rock ..."

8. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"United Verde diorite diorite of two distinct ages is described as occurring in the Bradshaw quadrangle.10 The first varies from a quartz diorite to a gabbro ..."

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