groundmass definition

  • noun:
    • The fine-grained crystalline base of porphyritic rock which larger crystals tend to be embedded.
    • The matrix of fine-grained crystalline product in which bigger crystals tend to be embedded.
    • (geology) the matrix of fine-grained crystalline material in which bigger crystals are embedded

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