Batholith

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  1. A discordant pluton that increases in size downward, has no determinable floor, and shows an area of surface exposure exceeding 100 km2.
    Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982. Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
  2. a very large igneous intrusion extending deep in the earth's crust.


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