amygdaloidal definition

  • adjective:
    • Shaped like an almond
    • Of, like or pertaining to, the amygdaloid mineral.
    • shaped like an almond
  • others:
    • just like amygdaloid; specifically, in geology, having a cellular or vesicular construction: stated of lava, whether of modern-day or old origin, by which spherical or almond-shaped (whence title) cavities were created by the growth of steam contained in the rocks during its combination, and that have later come to be full of various nutrients, specially quartz, calcite, or perhaps the zeolites. The stone having this personality is known as an amygdaloid, and cavities on their own, as therefore filled by the percolation of warm water through human body for the stone, are known as amygdules.

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