Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling granite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling granite in granular appearance

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like granite; holocrystalline: applied in lithology to rocks without an amorphous ground-mass, but entirely made up of crystalline components, whether visible with or without the aid of the microscope. Granite is the typical rock of this class.

Etymologies

granite +‎ -oid (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The abstract reports the results of U-Pb, U-Th and Ar-Ar age dating of granitoid rocks found in drillcore and as xenoliths from lavas at Medicine

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  • “Mfumba” behind Nkumungu (Point) Kaziwa, a mass of granitoid slabs, with a single tree for landmark.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Multiple U-Th isotopic analyses of individual zircon crystals by ion microprobe define isochrons that discriminate between different crystallization ages of granitoid xenoliths in lavas erupted 1065 and 2000 years ago from Medicine Lake volcano, CA

    Jacob B. Lowenstern

  • The main floor was reached by means of a flight of nineteen granitoid steps on either the north or south side of the building, which led through two spacious porticoes.

    Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

  • Shadows from the tender young leaves decorated the whiteness of the smooth village road in dainty tracery, and splashed the ribbons of rain-drenched granitoid walks with warm shadow-spray.

    Fran

  • I do not say that such people have not got souls, but if they get to Heaven at all it will be in the form of granitoid nuts, and the angels will have to crack them with a

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

  • The present lake wall of stone and granitoid was not then in place, but the road had been well laid out, the intermediate spaces of lawn were lovely to look upon, and the houses were thoroughly new and imposing.

    Sister Carrie

  • "Mfumba" behind Nkumungu (Point) Kaziwa, a mass of granitoid slabs, with a single tree for landmark.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

  • Drill hole V-10-01, collared on line 40E and drilled to a length of 267m, intersected sulphide mineralized serpentinite between 102. 28m and 249. 23m with local granitoid intervals.

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  • True, there is something almost magnificent about Brown's granitoid refusal to go: the second-worst Labour share of the vote since 1918 proving no more effective in shifting him than cabinet resignations and coups.

    The Guardian World News

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