poikilitic

[ poi-kuh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌpɔɪ kəˈlɪt ɪk /
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adjective Petrography.

(of igneous rocks) having small crystals of one mineral scattered irregularly in larger crystals of another mineral.

Nearby words

  1. poi dance,
  2. poignance,
  3. poignancy,
  4. poignant,
  5. poignantly,
  6. poikilo-,
  7. poikiloblast,
  8. poikiloblastic,
  9. poikilocyte,
  10. poikilocytosis

Origin of poikilitic

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

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