Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large, bowl-shaped body of igneous rock intruded between layers of sedimentary rock.

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  • noun geology a mass of volcanic or igneous rock found within strata which has spilled downward into underlaying strata and forms depressed regions.
  • noun geology mass similar to laccolith but concave down

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek lopas, flat dish, casserole + –lith.]

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Ancient Greek λοπός (lopos, "shell") + λίθος (lithos, "stone")

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