dolerite

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From French dolérite, from Ancient Greek doleros (deceitful, deceptive), because it was easily confounded with diorite, + -ite.

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dolerite (countable and uncountable, plural dolerites)

  1. (geology) A type of fine-grained basaltic rock.
    Synonym: diabase

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