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crystallite

[ kris-tl-ahyt ]
/ ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a minute body in glassy igneous rock, showing incipient crystallization.

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Origin of crystallite

First recorded in 1795–1805; crystall- + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM crystallite

crys·tal·lit·ic [kris-tl-it-ik], /ˌkrɪs tlˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crystallite

crystallite
/ (ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt) /

noun

any of the minute rudimentary or imperfect crystals occurring in many glassy rocks

Derived forms of crystallite

crystallitic (ˌkrɪstəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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