pseudoporphyritic

pseudoporphyritic

[¦sü·dō‚pȯr·fə′rid·ik]
(petrology)
Pertaining to a rock that is not a true porphyry, but resembles one because of rapid growth of some of the crystals.
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The ores have various colors such as red, brownish red and dark red and are mostly characterized by pelitomorphic, nodular, pseudoporphyritic, and ooidic textures (Fig.