Definition of orthophyric in English:

orthophyric

adjective

Geology
  • Characterized by or designating a rock texture in which there is a groundmass of randomly oriented, short, stout feldspar crystals of rectangular or square cross-section.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Alfred Harker (1859–1939), petrologist. From orthophyre + -ic, after German orthophyrisch.

Pronunciation

orthophyric

/ˌɔːθə(ʊ)ˈfɪrɪk/