American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, usually spheroidal body consisting of radiating crystals, found in obsidian and other glassy lava rocks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vitreous globule, such as those of which perlite is made up, having a more or loss perfectly developed concentric and at the same time decidedly radiating fibrous structure. The highly silicious volcanic rocks not unfrequently have a spherulitic structure.
- n. Same as radiolite, 2.
- n. a minute spherical crystalline body having a radiated structure, observed in some vitreous volcanic rocks, as obsidian and pearlstone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A minute spherical crystalline body having a radiated structure, observed in some vitreous volcanic rocks, as obsidian and pearlstone.
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