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Definition of trichites
trichitesCrystallite Crys"tal*lite (kr?s"tal-l?t), n. [See Crystal.]
A minute mineral form like those common in glassy volcanic
rocks and some slags, not having a definite crystalline
outline and not referable to any mineral species, but marking
the first step in the crystallization process. According to
their form crystallites are called trichites, belonites,
globulites, etc. TrichiteTrichite Trich"ite, n. [Gr. ?, ?, hair.]
1. (Min.) A kind of crystallite resembling a bunch of hairs,
common in obsidian. See Illust. of Crystallite.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A delicate, hairlike siliceous spicule, found
in certain sponges.
Trichite sheaf (Zo["o]l.), one of the small sheaflike
fascicles of slender set[ae] characteristic of certain
sponges. See Illust. under Spicule.
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