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granulite

[ gran-yuh-lahyt ]
/ ˈgræn yəˌlaɪt /
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noun

a metamorphic rock composed of granular minerals of uniform size, as quartz, feldspar, or pyroxene, and showing a definite banding.

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Origin of granulite

First recorded in 1840–50; granule + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM granulite

gran·u·lit·ic [gran-yuh-lit-ik], /ˌgræn yəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for granulite

granulite
/ (ˈɡrænjʊˌlaɪt) /

noun

a granular foliated metamorphic rock in which the minerals form a mosaic of equal-sized granules

Derived forms of granulite

granulitic (ˌɡrænjʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for granulite

granulite
[ grănyə-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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