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cryptocrystalline

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a microscopic crystalline structure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Indistinctly or imperfectly crystalline: used of a mineral whose structure is so fine that its crystalline character is not apparent to the eye, or which is semi-amorphous; also of a rock, or of its base, in which no definite character is discernible in the constituent particles, even with the microscope. See microcrystallinc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Geol.) Indistinctly crystalline; -- applied to rocks and minerals, whose state of aggregation is so fine that no distinct particles are visible, even under the microscope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective mineralogy Whose crystalline nature only becomes apparent at high levels of magnification.
  • noun mineralogy A rock of this kind.

Etymologies

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crypto- +‎ crystalline

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