Definition of poikilitic in English:

poikilitic

adjective

Geology
  • Relating to or denoting the texture of an igneous rock in which small crystals of one mineral occur within crystals of another.

    • ‘Collected from the eastern half of the Orlica-Snieznik Dome near the border with the Keprm'k dome, sample SZ-IOa is a well-foliated garnet-zone gneiss that contains minor poikilitic garnet with fractures containing pinite.’
    • ‘A volatile-rich metasomatic phase produced late growth of poikilitic K-feldspars, layered pegmatites and aplite dikes and an explosive network of dykes emanating out of the top of the Nuptse-Everest leucogranite.’
    • ‘In the southern Siniscola schists, chloritoid and poikilitic garnet porphyroblasts have overgrown the earliest cleavage.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek poikilos variegated + -ite + -ic.

Pronunciation:

poikilitic

/ˌpoikəˈlidik/