One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or denoting a poikilitic rock texture in which crystals of feldspar are interposed between plates of augite.
- ‘This is followed by ophitic or poikilitic crystallization of pyroxene and ilmenite about scarce nuclei, produced at lower temperatures.’
- ‘It is a narrow fissure vein cutting an ophitic lava flow and is typical of many of the noncommercial mineralized veins in the general area of Keweenaw Point.’
Late 19th century: via Latin from Greek ophitēs ‘serpentine stone’ (from ophis ‘snake’) + -ic.
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