spherulite

noun
spher·u·lite | \ˈsfir-yə-ˌlīt, ˈsfer-, -ə-ˌlīt\

Definition of spherulite 

: a usually spherical crystalline body of radiating crystal fibers often found in vitreous volcanic rocks

Other Words from spherulite

spherulitic \ˌsfir-yə-ˈli-tik, ˌsfer-, -ə-ˌli- \ adjective

First Known Use of spherulite

1823, in the meaning defined above

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spherulite

noun
spher·u·lite | \ˈsfir-yə-ˌlīt, ˈsfer- \

Medical Definition of spherulite 

: a usually spherical crystalline body of radiating crystal fibers

Other Words from spherulite

spherulitic \ˌsfir-yə-ˈlit-ik, ˌsfer- \ adjective

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