Definition of hyalopilitic
: composed of or characterized by innumerable slender microlites embedded in glass hyalopilitic structure is frequently found in basic lavas
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Origin and Etymology of hyalopilitic
International Scientific Vocabulary hyalopilit- (from German hyalopilitisch hyalopilitic, from hyal- + Greek pilos felt + German -it -ite + -isch -ish, from Old High German -isc) + -ic — more at pile (hair)
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