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  1. (of igneous rocks) having only crystalline components and no glassCompare hemicrystalline
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Examples from the Web for holocrystalline

Historical Examples of holocrystalline

  • They are holocrystalline in form and true glassy bases are rare, rendering the term diabase more appropriate than basalt.

    History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia

    James W. Head

  • Some hollow trees show interiors beautifully lined with holocrystalline quartz.

    The Yellowstone National Park

    Hiram Martin Chittenden

  • It seems therefore that a holocrystalline pyroxene-garnet rock may be one source of the diamond found in blue ground.