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[zen-uh-blast, zee-nuh-] /ˈzɛn əˌblæst, ˈzi nə-/
noun, Mineralogy.
a crystal that forms in metamorphic rock and gets its outline from neighboring crystals.
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xenoblastic, adjective Unabridged
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xenoblastic in Science
  (zěn'ə-blāst', zē'nə-)   
A mineral that has not developed its characteristic crystalline faces and that has formed in a rock that has undergone metamorphism.
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