[ poi-kuh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌpɔɪ kəˈlɪt ɪk /

adjective Petrography.

(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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