kelyphitic rim

/ (ˌkɛlɪˈfɪtɪk) /

noun

geology a mineral shell enclosing another mineral in an igneous rock, formed by reaction of the interned mineral with the surrounding rock

Nearby words

  1. kelvin,
  2. kelvin scale,
  3. kelvin, lord,
  4. kelvin, william thomson, 1st baron,
  5. kelwin,
  6. kemal atatürk,
  7. kembla,
  8. kemble,
  9. kemble, john philip,
  10. kemerovo

Word Origin for kelyphitic rim

C19: from Greek keluphos pod + -itic; see -ite 1

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