/ik strooh"siv, -ziv/, adj.
1. tending to extrude.
2. pertaining to extrusion.
3. Also, effusive. Geol. noting or pertaining to a class of igneous rocks that have been forced out in a molten or plastic condition upon the surface of the earth.
[1810-20; EXTRUS(ION) + -IVE]

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