brotocrystal

noun

bro·​to·​crystal
ˈbrōtō + ˌ-
: a crystal occurring in rock and having corroded outlines due to the consolidation of the magma before the crystal was entirely assimilated

Word History

Etymology

broto- (from Greek brōtos eatable, verbal from bibrōskein to devour + crystal

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“Brotocrystal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brotocrystal. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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