rhyolite

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Coined by Ferdinand von Richthofen as German Rhyolith, from Ancient Greek ῥέω(rhéō, flow) + λίθος(líthos, stone) (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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