rhyolite

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Coined by Ferdinand von Richthofen as German Rhyolith, from Ancient Greek ῥέω (rhéō, flow) + -lith (modified to -lite).

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rhyolite (countable and uncountable, plural rhyolites)

  1. (geology) An igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock, of felsic composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture.

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