poikiloblastic

[poi-kil-uh-blas-tik, poi-kuh-luh-]

adjective Petrography.

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

Nearby words

  1. poignant,
  2. poignantly,
  3. poikilitic,
  4. poikilo-,
  5. poikiloblast,
  6. poikilocyte,
  7. poikilocytosis,
  8. poikiloderma,
  9. poikilotherm,
  10. poikilothermia

Origin of poikiloblastic

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

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