Definition of Phenocrysts

1. Noun. (plural of phenocryst) ¹



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Definition of Phenocrysts

1. phenocryst [n] - See also: phenocryst

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phenocrysts

phenobarb
phenobarbital
phenobarbital elixir
phenobarbitals
phenobarbitol
phenobarbitone
phenobarbitones
phenobarbs
phenobutiodil
phenocopied
phenocopies
phenocopy
phenocopying
phenocryst
phenocrystic
phenocrysts (current term)
phenodin
phenogam
phenogamia
phenogams
phenol
phenol coefficient
phenol glucuronosyltransferase
phenol oxidase
phenol red
phenolaemia
phenolase
phenolases
phenolate
phenolated

Literary usage of Phenocrysts

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1906)
"In porphyries the phenocrysts may be of any size, microscopic or megascopic. Groundmass and phenocrysts are the essential parts of porphyritic fabric, ..."

2. The Roman Comagmatic Region by Henry Stephens Washington (1906)
"phenocrysts: about 20 per cent, 2 to 5 mm., tabular or stout prismatic, ... They are decidedly porphyritic, the phenocrysts being quite large and making up ..."

3. Technology Quarterly and Proceedings of the Society of Arts by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Society of Arts (1899)
"PORPHYRITIC crystals, or phenocrysts, as they have been named by Iddings, are the more or less perfect crystals of igneous rocks occurring in a matrix, ..."

4. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1901)
"On the origin of the phenocrysts in the Porphyritic Granites of Georgia By THOMAS L. WATSON. (Jour. Geol, Vol. IX, pp. 97-122. ..."

5. Technology Quarterly by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1899)
"PORPHYRITIC crystals, or phenocrysts, as they have been named by Iddings, are the more or less perfect crystals of igneous rocks occurring in a matrix, ..."

6. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1909)
"The sizes and the relative proportions between phenocrysts and ... Relative amounts of phenocrysts and groundmass vary greatly in different cases, ..."

7. The Rocks of Cape Colville Peninsula, Auckland, New Zealand by William Johnson Sollas, Alexander McKay (1906)
"phenocrysts.—Plagioclase : This has lost its freshness ; contains carbonates and chlorite, and some quartz, and is broken in situ ; lamellar twinning ; ext. ..."

8. Fieldiana by Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Columbian Museum (1895)
"The feldspar phenocrysts are idiomorphic and many display beautiful zonal ... The hypersthene phenocrysts are quite as numerous as those of feldspar, ..."

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