Meaning phenocryst
What does phenocryst mean? Here you find 6 meanings of the word phenocryst. You can also add a definition of phenocryst yourself

1

1   1

phenocryst


Any relatively large, conspicuous crystal in a porphyritic igneous rock. compare porphyroblast.
Source: ge-at.iastate.edu

2

1   1

phenocryst


Large crystal surrounded by much smaller crystals in porphyritic igneous rock.
Source: minerals.net

3

1   1

phenocryst


A term used to describe large crystals embedded in a mass of finer crystals (groundmass) in an igneous rock
Source: nature.nps.gov

4

1   1

phenocryst


A term used to describe large crystals embedded in a mass of finer crystals (groundmass) in an igneous rock. See 'porphyritic'.
Source: geomaps.wr.usgs.gov

5

1   1

phenocryst


A prominent crystal surrounded by smaller grains in a porphyritic rock.
Source: celestialearthminerals.com

6

0   1

phenocryst


Large crystal surrounded by much smaller crystals in porphyritic igneous rock.
Source: greatmining.com

Add meaning of phenocryst
Word count:
Name:
E-mail: (* optional)

<< phaneritic phyllite >>
Dictionary.university is a dictionary written by people like you and me.
Please help and add a word. All sort of words are welcome!

Add meaning