Definition of Hypocrystalline. Meaning of Hypocrystalline. Synonyms of Hypocrystalline

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Definition of Hypocrystalline

Hypocrystalline Hyp`o*crys"tal*line, a. [Pref. hypo- + crystalline.] (Crystallog.) Partly crystalline; -- said of rock which consists of crystals imbedded in a glassy ground mass.

Meaning of Hypocrystalline from wikipedia

- of crystallinity: holocrystalline rocks are completely crystalline; hypocrystalline rocks are partially crystalline, with crystals embedded in an amorphous...
- matrix containing microscopic crystals. Microlitic rocks are a type of hypocrystalline rocks. Unlike ordinary phenocrysts, which can be seen with little or...