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