lens-shaped intrusive mass of igneous rock between two strata

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  • Phacolith — A phacolith is a pluton parallel to the bedding plane or foliation of folded country rock. More specifically, it is a typically lens shaped pluton that occupies either the crest of an anticline or the trough of a syncline. In rare cases the body… …   Wikipedia

  • phacolith — phac·o·lith …   English syllables

  • phacolith — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Intrusion — In geology, an intrusion is a body of igneous rock that has crystallized from molten magma below the surface of the Earth. Bodies of magma that solidify underground before they reach the surface of the earth are called plutons, named for Pluto,… …   Wikipedia

  • Факолит —         (от греч. phakos чечевица и lithos камень * a. phacolith, phacolite; н. Phacolit; ф. phacolite; и. facolita) небольшое бескорневое интрузивное тело линзовидной (чечевицеобразной) формы, залегающее в своде антиклинальной или в мульде… …   Геологическая энциклопедия

  • φακόλιθος — ο, Ν (πετρογρ.) κυρτή γρανιτική μάζα φακοειδούς σχήματος, η οποία διεισδύει μέσα σε ιζηματογενή στρώματα. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. phacolith (< φακός + λίθος)] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • Stones and Rocks — All the words in this list incorporate the element lith , from the Greek lithos stone . Unfortunately, if you ve come looking for a list of different types of stone (a list that would easily run into the thousands) you should really consult a… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • phac- — combining form or phaco or phak or phako Etymology: Greek phak , phako , from phakos lentil, object shaped like a lentil, mole, wart 1. : lentil …   Useful english dictionary

  • phacolithic — adjective see phacolith …   Useful english dictionary

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