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crystallite

[kris-tl-ahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
  1. a minute body in glassy igneous rock, showing incipient crystallization.
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Origin of crystallite

First recorded in 1795–1805; crystall- + -ite1
Related formscrys·tal·lit·ic [kris-tl-it-ik] /ˌkrɪs tlˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crystallite

crystallite

noun
  1. any of the minute rudimentary or imperfect crystals occurring in many glassy rocks
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Derived Formscrystallitic (ˌkrɪstəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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