- 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 porphyrīticus from Greek porphyrītikos from porphyrītēs porphyry ; see porphyry .