hypocrystalline definition

  • adjective:
    • having both cup and crystalline elements
    • partially crystalline; -- said of rock which comprises of crystals imbedded in a glassy ground mass.
  • others:
    • In petrography, partially crystalline, partly glassy: a texture often developed in volcanic lavas. In addition hemicrystalline. See merocrystalline.
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