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Laccolith

a mass of igneous rock formed from magma that did not find its way to the surface but spread laterally into a lenticular body, forcing overlying strata to bulge upward.

Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.Cite This SourceBritish Dictionary definitions forlaccolithExpandlaccolith//noun1.a dome-shaped body of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock: formed by the intrusion of magma, forcing the overlying strata into the shape of a domeSeelopolithDerived Formslaccolithic,laccolitic()adjectiveWord OriginC19: from Greeklakkoscistern +-lithCollins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition

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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012Cite This Sourcelaccolithin ScienceExpandlaccolith(lkə-lĭth)

A body of igneous rock intruded between layers of sedimentary rock, resulting in uplift. Laccoliths are usually plano-convex in cross-section, having a flat bottom and a convex top, and are roughly circular in plan. They are usually connected to a dike and are typically up to 8 km (5 mi) in diameter and tens to hundreds of meters thick. See illustration atbatholith.

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