hysterocrystalline

noun
hys·​tero·​crystalline | \ ¦histə(ˌ)rō+ \
plural -s

Definition of hysterocrystalline

: a secondary crystallization in igneous rock

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History and Etymology for hysterocrystalline

International Scientific Vocabulary hystero- (from Greek hysteros latter, later) + crystalline; originally formed as German hysterokrystallin

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“Hysterocrystalline.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hysterocrystalline. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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