intratelluric


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intratelluric

[¦in·trə·tə′lyu̇r·ik]
(geology)
Pertaining to a phenocryst that is formed earlier than its matrix.
Pertaining to a period in which igneous rocks crystallized prior to their eruption.
Located, formed, or originating at great depths within the earth.
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Under different nucleation, diffusion and growing rates, augite-aegirine, sphene, zircon, oligoclase, anorthoclase and sanidine could crystallize in the intratelluric environment.