extrusive

[ ik-stroo-siv, -ziv ]SEE DEFINITION OF extrusive
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Deposits formed at shallow depths are related to extrusive rocks and to intrusives near the surface.

WORD ORIGIN

1816, from Latin extrusus, past participle of extrudere (see extrusion) + -ive. Related: Extrusively.

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