/ (ˌhɒləˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn) /
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(of igneous rocks) having only crystalline components and no glassCompare hemicrystalline
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Words nearby holocrystalline
Holocaine, holocarpic, holocaust, Holocene, holocrine, holocrystalline, Holodomor, holoenzyme, Holofernes, hologamous, hologonidium
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How to use holocrystalline in a sentence
They are holocrystalline in form and true glassy bases are rare, rendering the term diabase more appropriate than basalt.
That is, the metamorphic rocks are characteristically holocrystalline, while igneous rocks are porphyritic, or cryptocrystalline.North America|Israel C. Russell
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.