hypocrystalline


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hypocrystalline

[¦hī·pō′krist·əl·ən]
(petrology)
Pertaining to the texture of igneous rock characterized by crystalline components in an amorphous groundmass. Also known as hemicrystalline; hypohyaline; merocrystalline; miocrystalline; semicrystalline.
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The bombs have a hypocrystalline, porphyritic, highly vesicular (50%) texture with plagioclase, clinopyroxene, orthopyroxene, and olivine phenocrysts in an intersertal matrix (Figs.
Those are hypocrystalline alkaline trachytes and rhyolites (Pardo, 2004), that suggest that volatile release was continuous through the permeable conduit walls while magma rising occurred.
The basalts from Bbc are hypocrystalline, subporphyritic and sub-intersertal in texture.