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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Rocks textures suggest an intratelluric environment in which crystals grew rapidly under various nucleation rates, promoting twinned forms, (Pg in Figure 3A, Hs in Figure 3C, Pg in Figure 16 A, Pg and Kfs in Figure 16 B) and a former viscous melt in which cation diffusion was difficult.