Definition of spherulitic in US English:

spherulitic

adjective

Geology
  • See spherulite

    • ‘They typically grow in two-dimensional fanlike and spherulitic arrays.’
    • ‘Besides, the aragonitic shell is made up of two oriented layers: an irregular spherulitic prismatic layer and a fine complex crossed lamellar layer.’
    • ‘Their study of whole-rock chemistry has shown somewhat higher silica contents of the spherulitic structures as compared to the host rhyolite glass.’
    • ‘The granular to spherulitic microstructure of Carinachites has been documented by several previous authors.’
    • ‘These aggregates scatter light, however, due to their amorphous nature, and would not be spherulitic or birefringent.’

Pronunciation

spherulitic

/ˌsfer-/