[ zen-uh-blast, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˈzɛn əˌblæst, ˈzi nə- /

noun Mineralogy.

a crystal that forms in metamorphic rock and gets its outline from neighboring crystals.

Nearby words

  1. xenia,
  2. xenic acid,
  3. xenical,
  4. xeno-,
  5. xenobiotic,
  6. xenocrates,
  7. xenocratic,
  8. xenocryst,
  9. xenocurrency,
  10. xenodiagnosis

Related formsxen·o·blas·tic, adjective

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Science definitions for xenoblastic


[ zĕnə-blăst′, zēnə- ]

A mineral that has not developed its characteristic crystalline faces and that has formed in a rock that has undergone metamorphism.
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