Definition of Diorites

1. Noun. (plural of diorite) ¹



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Definition of Diorites

1. diorite [n] - See also: diorite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diorites

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

Literary usage of Diorites

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1. Petrology for Students: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks Under the by Alfred Harker (1908)
"diorites. THE diorites are plutonic rocks of medium to coarse texture, consisting essentially of a soda-lime felspar and hornblende with less important ..."

2. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"Secondly, for purposes of geological reasoning, it seemed fair to include the quartz diorites, since these diorites are so often indissolubly connected in ..."

3. A Handbook of Rocks: For Use Without the Microscope by James Furman Kemp (1896)
"diorites are granitoid rocks consisting of hornblende, biotite and plagio- clase. Those with hornblende are diorites proper, while those with biotite are ..."

4. A Handbook of Rocks, for Use Without the Microscope by James Furman Kemp (1900)
"diorites are granitoid rocks consisting of hornblende, biotite and plagio. clase. Those with hornblende are diorites proper, while those with biotite are ..."

5. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1899)
"Taking all these points into consideration, it has been deemed advisable to map these rocks and diorites together, and distinguish them on the map by a ..."

6. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1913)
"Biotite and pyroxene may be anhedral or subhedral. Porphyritic diorites commonly carry phenocrysts of plagioclase, with smaller and fewer ..."

7. A Report on the Asbestos, Talc and Soapstone Deposits of Georgia by Oliver Baker Hopkins (1914)
"A comparison of all the analyses of gabbros, diorites, hornblende schists and hornblende gneisses quoted will reveal two significant facts: the small ..."

8. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"In this way the rock grades almost insensibly into the syenites, diorites, etc. Variations also arise from the absence of one of the three leading minerals. ..."

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