Definition of xenocrystic in English:

xenocrystic

adjective

Geology
  • See xenocryst

    • ‘These are interpreted as xenocrystic cores and are of a similar age to zircon analysed elsewhere in the Anatolide belt of western Turkey.’
    • ‘The remaining analyses can be represented as a single population at 603 + / - 3 Ma, but this would be a population of xenocrystic cores within the magmatic grains.’
    • ‘There is also a subpopulation of subrounded xenocrystic zircons, which are slightly more brown than euhedral grains.’
    • ‘Care was taken to sample the middle of the largest intrusion, to avoid contamination by xenocrystic component from the surrounding host rocks.’
    • ‘Many of the intrusions contain veins and irregular patches of xenocrystic hybrid rock and granite.’

Pronunciation

xenocrystic

/zɛnə(ʊ)ˈkrɪstɪk/