kelyphytic rime

kelyphytic rime

[¦kē·lə¦fid·ik ′rīm]
(petrology)
A peripheral zone of pyroxene or amphibole developed around olivine in some igneous rocks. Also known as kelyphytic border.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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