What is another word for xenolith?

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[ zˈɛnəlˌɪθ], [ zˈɛnəlˌɪθ], [ z_ˈɛ_n_ə_l_ˌɪ_θ]

Xenolith is a geology term used to describe a piece of rock that is foreign to the igneous rock in which it is found. Some common synonyms of xenolith include foreign rock, exotic rock, alien rock, and infiltrate. Foreign rock specifically implies that the rock is not native or typical to its environment, while exotic rock suggests a rare or unusual type of rock. Alien rock, as the name suggests, refers to a rock that is not from the same place. Lastly, infiltrate implies that the rock has intruded into its host rock, whereas other synonyms simply imply that the rock is not from the same source as the host rock.

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    Xenoliths are pieces of rock that were once part of extraterrestrial worlds. The term was first coined in 1905 by the Danish astronomer and geologist Ejnar Sverdrup. Xenoliths are pieces of other planets that have been blasted off and landed on Earth. Xenoliths can be found in many places across the world, including Canada, Mexico, Africa, and Turkey.

    Xenoliths are unusual rocks because they contain evidence of the world they originated from. They often preserve the fingerprints of the planet they came from.

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