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metacryst

[ met-uh-krist ]
/ ˈmɛt əˌkrɪst /
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noun Geology.
a crystal formed by recrystallization of minerals in a metamorphic rock.
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Origin of metacryst

First recorded in 1910–15; meta- + (pheno)cryst
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