pilotaxitic

adjective
pi·​lo·​tax·​it·​ic | \ ¦pīlōˌtak¦sitik \

Definition of pilotaxitic

: having the form of or characterized by a rock structure composed of a glass-free felted mesh of slender plagioclase strips between which are enclosed the other constituent minerals in minute grains and commonly observed in finely crystallized andesites and basalts

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History and Etymology for pilotaxitic

International Scientific Vocabulary pil- + taxis + -itic

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“Pilotaxitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilotaxitic. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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