Definition of Tachylyte

1. n. A vitreous form of basalt; -- so called because decomposable by acids and readily fusible.



Definition of Tachylyte

1. Noun. (geology) A black, vitreous basalt of volcanic origin ¹

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Definition of Tachylyte

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Medical Definition of Tachylyte

1. A vitreous form of basalt; so called because decompposable by acids and readily fusible. Origin: Gr. Quick + to dissolve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tachylyte

tachycardic
tachycrotic
tachyglossa
tachygraphic
tachygraphical
tachygraphy
tachyhydrite
tachyhydrites
tachykinesia
tachykinin
tachykinins
tachylalia
tachylite
tachylites
tachylogia
tachylyte (current term)
tachylytes
tachymeter
tachymeters
tachymetre
tachymetres
tachyon
tachyonic
tachyons
tachypacing
tachyphagia
tachyphasia
tachyphemia
tachyphemic
tachyphrasia

Literary usage of Tachylyte

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1. An Introduction to the Study of Rocks and Guide to the Museum Collection by Lazarus Fletcher (1895)
"The gabbro, dolerite, basalt and tachylyte series. But we know, from experiment, that different kinds of fused products differ considerably from one another ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of Rocks by Lazarus Fletcher (1898)
"The gabbro, dolerite, basalt and tachylyte series. But we know, from experiment, that different kinds of fused products differ considerably from one another ..."

3. Journal (1877)
"DOWN, IRELAND. By FRANK RUTLEY, EGS, HM Geological Survey. [Head, March 14, 1877.] DETAILS respecting the mode of occurrence of this tachylyte have ..."

4. Records of the Geological Survey of New South Wales by Geological Survey of New South Wales (1894)
"The tachylyte was found at the southern extremity, and at the foot of the hill, ... The average density of tachylyte is about 27, but is variable as the ..."

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