from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining or relating to, or composed of, diabase.
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- adjective Pertaining to, or containing,
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The geological constitution consists mainly of quartzite schists, gneisses, limestones, and isolated granitic and diabasic intrusions.
There is a slightly developed diabasic structure and the rock is much altered by weathering; the resultant product being chlorite.
The _terra roxa_ is an argillaceous, ferruginous earth of diabasic origin, occasionally mixed with sand.