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Dolerite

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Dolerite

(Science: geology) a dark-coloured, basic, igneous rock, composed essentially of pyroxene and a triclinic feldspar with magnetic iron. By many authors it is considered equivalent to a coarse-grained basalt.

Origin: gr. Deceitful; because it was easily confounded with diorite.