cryptoperthite

noun cryp·to·perthite \¦kriptō+\

Definition of cryptoperthite

plural

-s

  1. :  a perthite with lamellae of submicroscopic dimensions, such lamellae being observable by X-ray diffraction or by the electron microscope

cryptoperthitic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cryptoperthite

International Scientific Vocabulary crypt- + perthite; originally formed as German kryptoperthit


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