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Relating to or denoting the texture of a metamorphic rock in which small crystals of an original mineral occur within crystals of its metamorphic product.
- ‘Under pétrographie investigation, the schist was found to contain large poikiloblastic staurolite grains with a xenoblastic or lepido-granoblastic texture.’
- ‘In contrast, sample Brot-Ku-Id is a fine-grained, nearly unfoliated paragneiss from a low strain domain, which contains numerous poikiloblastic garnets in a groundmass of biotite, quartz and plagioclase.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.