crystallite

[ kris-tl-ahyt ]
/ ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

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

Nearby words

  1. crystalliferous,
  2. crystallin,
  3. crystalline,
  4. crystalline lens,
  5. crystallisation,
  6. crystallization,
  7. crystallize,
  8. crystallized,
  9. crystallo-,
  10. crystallog.

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

/ (ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt) /

noun

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

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