saccharoidal


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saccharoidal

[¦sak·ə¦rȯid·əl]
(petrology)
The texture of a rock that is crystalline or granular. Also known as sucrosic; sugary.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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