of igneous rock : characterized by irregular cavities into which well-formed crystals project
miarolitic structure
miarolitic granites
of a cavity : having an irregular form into which such crystals project

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary miaro- (from Italian dialect miarolo granite with small cavities) + -litic

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“Miarolitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miarolitic. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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