Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to an igneous rock in which the crystals are so coarse that individual minerals can be distinguished with the naked eye.

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

  • adjective Geology, mineralogy A term that refers to the mineral grain size of igneous rocks. Phaneritic rocks have grains large enough to see with the unaided eye.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[phanerite, phaneritic rock (from Greek phaneros, visible, from phainein, to cause to appear; see bhā- in Indo-European roots + –ite) + –ic.]

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.