Definition of Picrite

1. n. A dark green igneous rock, consisting largely of chrysolite, with hornblende, augite, biotite, etc.



Definition of Picrite

1. Noun. (minerology) A variety of high-magnesium olivine basalt. ¹

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Definition of Picrite

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

Medical Definition of Picrite

1. A dark green igneous rock, consisting largely of chrysolite, with hornblende, augite, biotite, etc. Origin: From Gr. Bitter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picrite

picqueter
picqueters
picquets
picra
picramate
picramates
picramic
picramic acid
picras
picrate
picrated
picrates
picrete
picric
picric acid
picrite (current term)
picrites
picritic
picro-Mallory trichrome stain
picrobasalt
picrobasalts
picrocarmine
picrocarmine stain
picrocrocin
picrocrocine
picroformol
picroformol fixative
picrol
picrolite
picrolites

Literary usage of Picrite

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1. Lithological Studies: A Description and Classification of the Rocks of the by Marshman Edward Wadsworth (1884)
"picrite. Austria. picrite, according to Tschermak, when in a fresh or little changed state, has a dark green color, and varies from a finely crystalline to ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"Pieces were sent to Dr. JS Flett and the author, and were recognised as augite-picrite. Probably the rock forms an intrusion in the Carboniferous Limestone, ..."

3. The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain by Archibald Geikie (1897)
"On the other hand, towards its base the sill becomes a coarse dolerite round which the picrite is wrapped, and which encloses a detached portion of that ..."

4. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"A Shropshire picrite. By WW WATTS. MA, FGS In this paper the author described a variety of picrite which occurs in the Shelve and ..."

5. The Tertiary Igneous Rocks of Skye by Alfred Harker (1904)
"picrite, a dark crystalline rock forming a broad rib in the face of the cliff. ... 45), and shown that the picrite mass is quite independent of the other ..."

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