Meaning of dolerite


Pronunciation: (dol'u-rīt"), [key]
— n. Petrol.
  1. a coarse-grained variety of basalt.
  2. any of various other igneous rocks, as diabase.
  3. any basaltlike igneous rock whose composition can be determined only by microscopic examination.
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