hyalopilitic

adjective

hy·​a·​lo·​pi·​lit·​ic
¦hīə(ˌ)lōˌpī¦litik
: composed of or characterized by innumerable slender microlites embedded in glass
hyalopilitic structure is frequently found in basic lavas

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Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hyalopilit- (from German hyalopilitisch hyalopilitic, from hyal- + Greek pilos felt + German -it -ite + -isch -ish, from Old High German -isc) + -ic (hair)

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“Hyalopilitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyalopilitic. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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