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adjective Petrography.
  1. (of igneous rocks) having small crystals of one mineral scattered irregularly in larger crystals of another mineral.
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Origin of poikilitic

1830–40; < Greek poikíl(os) various + -ite1 + -ic
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Historical Examples

  • These are the colours which gave the name of variegatea (Poikilitic) to the series.

    The World Before the Deluge

    Louis Figuier