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amygdaloid


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amygdaloid  \A*myg"da*loid\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  almond  +  -oid:  cf  F. 
  amygdalo["i]de.]  (Min.) 
  A  variety  of  trap  or  basaltic  rock,  containing  small 
  cavities,  occupied,  wholly  or  in  part  by  nodules  or  geodes 
  of  different  minerals,  esp.  agates,  quartz,  calcite,  and  the 
  zeolites  When  the  imbedded  minerals  are  detached  or  removed 
  by  decomposition,  it  is  porous,  like  lava. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amygdaloid  \A*myg"da*loid\,  Amygdaloidal  \A*myg`da*loid"al\,  a. 
  1.  Almond-shaped. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  or  having  the  nature  of  the  rock 
  amygdaloid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amygdaloid 
  adj  :  shaped  like  an  almond  [syn:  {almond-shaped},  {amygdaliform}, 
  {amygdaloidal}] 




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