spherulite

noun
spher·​u·​lite | \ ˈsfir-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce spherulite (audio) , 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 How to pronounce spherulitic (audio) , ˌsfer-​ , -​ə-​ˌli-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of spherulite

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Spherulite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spherulite. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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spherulite

noun
spher·​u·​lite | \ ˈsfir-yə-ˌlīt How to pronounce spherulite (audio) , ˈsfer- How to pronounce spherulite (audio) \

Medical Definition of spherulite

: a usually spherical crystalline body of radiating crystal fibers

Other Words from spherulite

spherulitic \ ˌsfir-​yə-​ˈlit-​ik How to pronounce spherulitic (audio) , ˌsfer-​ How to pronounce spherulitic (audio) \ adjective

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