Definition of granitoid in US English:

granitoid

adjective & noun

  • See granite

    • ‘Various attempts were made to date bulk zircon fractions from a number of granitoid rocks.’
    • ‘The Masasi area is underlain predominantly by granitoid gneisses with only minor occurrences of supracrustal rocks whose relationships with the orthogneisses are not clear.’
    • ‘In Figure 2 we describe the specific field relations of the granulites and granitoids, to outline the task of sample selection for our isotopic study.’
    • ‘The major rock types in the Masasi area are granitoid gneisses, marbles, schists and quartzites.’
    • ‘These granitoids clearly belong to the magnetite-bearing granitoids.’

Pronunciation

granitoid

/ˈɡrænəˌtɔɪd//ˈɡranəˌtoid/