- of porphyry
- like porphyry; having distinct crystals in a fine-grained mass
Origin of porphyriticMiddle English porphiritike ; from Medieval Latin porphyriticus ; from Classical Latin porphyrites ; from Classical Greek porphyrit?s
- Of or containing porphyry.
- Containing relatively large isolated crystals in a mass of fine texture.
Origin of porphyriticMiddle English porphiritike, from Medieval Latin porphyr&imacron;ticus, from Greek porphyr&imacron;tikos, from porphyr&imacron;t&emacron;s, porphyry; see porphyry.