a metamorphic rock composed of granular minerals of uniform size, as quartz, feldspar, or pyroxene, and showing a definite banding.
- gran·u·lit·ic [gran-yuh-lit-ik], /ˌgræn yəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use granulite in a sentence
Hornblende is green, rarely brownish; augite pale green or nearly colourless; enstatite appears in some granulite-gneisses.
The more micaceous varieties form transitions to granulite and gneiss.
The rock was of garnet gneiss, traversed by black dykes of pyroxene granulite.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for granulite
a granular foliated metamorphic rock in which the minerals form a mosaic of equal-sized granules
- granulitic (ˌɡrænjʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for granulite
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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