laccolith

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Ancient Greek λάκκος (lakkos, cistern) + λίθος (lithos, stone)

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laccolith (plural laccoliths)

  1. (geology) a mass of igneous or volcanic rock found within strata which forces the overlaying strata upwards and forms domes.
  2. mass similar to lopolith but concave up.

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