poikiloblast

noun
poi·​kilo·​blast | \ pȯiˈkiləˌblast, ˈpȯikəlōˌb- \
plural -s

Definition of poikiloblast

1 : a nucleated poikilocyte
2 : a large crystal of a metamorphic rock with a texture marked by the inclusion of small idioblasts

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Other Words from poikiloblast

poikiloblastic \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦blastik , ¦⸗⸗⸗-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for poikiloblast

International Scientific Vocabulary poecil- + -blast

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“Poikiloblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poikiloblast. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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