[ gran-yuh-lahyt ]
/ ˈgræn yəˌlaɪt /
a metamorphic rock composed of granular minerals of uniform size, as quartz, feldspar, or pyroxene, and showing a definite banding.
- granulation tissue,
- granule cell,
- granulocytic leukemia
Origin of granulite
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The more micaceous varieties form transitions to granulite and gneiss.
/ (ˈɡrænjʊˌlaɪt) /
a granular foliated metamorphic rock in which the minerals form a mosaic of equal-sized granules
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[ grăn′yə-līt′ ]
A fine-grained metamorphic rock consisting of similarly sized, interlocking minerals. Unlike most metamorphic rocks, granulites do not exhibit foliation or textural or mineralogical layering.
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