Phanerite
Phanerite Phan"er*ite, a. [Gr. ? visible, from ? to bring to light.] Evident; visible. [1913 Webster]

{Phanerite series} (Geol.), the uppermost part of the earth's crust, consisting of deposits produced by causes in obvious operation. [1913 Webster]


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  • Phanerite — A phanerite is an igneous rock having the grains of its essential minerals large enough to be seen macroscopically, i.e. are distinguishable with the unaided eye. Synonymous with coarse grained or megascopically crystalline .Cf: aphanitic …   Wikipedia

  • phanerite — /fan euh ruyt /, n. any igneous rock whose grains are visible to the naked eye. [1855 60; < Gk phaner(ós) manifest, visible + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • phanerite — phan·er·ite …   English syllables

  • phanerite — ˈfanəˌrīt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phaner + ite : a rock having grains that are large enough to be seen with the unaided eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phanerite series — Phanerite Phan er*ite, a. [Gr. ? visible, from ? to bring to light.] Evident; visible. [1913 Webster] {Phanerite series} (Geol.), the uppermost part of the earth s crust, consisting of deposits produced by causes in obvious operation. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fanerit — FANERÍT s.n. Material constituit din foi de placaj de lemn impregnate cu răşină de bachelită şi presate, folosit pentru confecţionarea carcaselor de aparate electrotehnice, de radio şi de televizoare; lignofoliu. – Din engl. phanerite. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Porphyry (geology) — Porphyry is a variety of igneous rock consisting of large grained crystals, such as feldspar or quartz, dispersed in a fine grained feldspathic matrix or groundmass. The larger crystals are called phenocrysts. In its non geologic, traditional use …   Wikipedia

  • phaneritic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|rid.ik adjective : of, relating to, or characteristic of phanerite …   Useful english dictionary

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