homeoblastic

adjective
ho·​meo·​blas·​tic | \ ¦hōmēō¦blastik, ¦häm- \

Definition of homeoblastic

: having a texture corresponding to the equigranular in igneous rock and grains of approximately equal size used of metamorphic rock

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First Known Use of homeoblastic

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for homeoblastic

International Scientific Vocabulary home- + -blastic; originally formed as German homöoblastisch

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“Homeoblastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeoblastic. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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