poikiloblastic

[ poi-kil-uh-blas-tik, poi-kuh-luh- ]
/ pɔɪˌkɪl əˈblæs tɪk, ˌpɔɪ kə lə- /

adjective Petrography.

(of metamorphic rocks) having small grains of one mineral embedded in metacrysts of another mineral.

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Origin of poikiloblastic

1915–20; <Greek poikiló(s) various + -blastic
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