syntaxial overgrowth

syntaxial overgrowth

[sin′tak·sē·əl ′ō·vər‚grōth]
(mineralogy)
A crystallographically oriented overgrowth of two alternating, chemically identical substances.
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The Syntaxial overgrowth around echinoderm grain has also been identified (Plate 2D).
Granular cement and syntaxial overgrowth cement have also been identified (Plate 2D).