cryptocrystalline

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

crypto- +‎ crystalline

AdjectiveEdit

cryptocrystalline (not comparable)

  1. (petrology) Whose crystalline nature only becomes apparent at high levels of magnification.

NounEdit

cryptocrystalline (countable and uncountable, plural cryptocrystallines)

  1. (petrology) A rock of this kind.
Last modified on 23 August 2013, at 10:49