Definition of pilotaxitic in English:

pilotaxitic

adjective

Geology
  • Having or designating a texture formed by a felted mass of acicular or lath-shaped crystals in a holocrystalline igneous rock.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick Hatch (1864–1932), geologist and mining engineer. From ancient Greek πῖλος wool, felt + τάξις arrangement + -itic, after German pilotaxitisch.

Pronunciation

pilotaxitic

/ˌpʌɪləʊtakˈsɪtɪk/