Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, orresembling in form, a laccolith.
“In Utah, Ecoregion 21 is made up of isolated, laccolithic mountains that protrude from the dry expanses of the Colorado Plateaus (20).”
“It has been thought by some that the deposits were formed by hot waters ascending along fissures from underlying igneous rocks, and the upbowing of the rocks has been variously explained as due to the expanding force of growing crystals, to hydrostatic pressure of the solutions, and to laccolithic intrusions.”
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