granulitic
adjective see granulite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • granulitic — See granulite. * * * …   Universalium

  • granulitic — gran·u·lit·ic …   English syllables

  • granulitic — adjective see granulite * * * granūlitˈic adjective Of the texture of granulite • • • Main Entry: ↑granule …   Useful english dictionary

  • granulite — granulitic /gran yeuh lit ik/, adj. /gran yeuh luyt /, n. a metamorphic rock composed of granular minerals of uniform size, as quartz, feldspar, or pyroxene, and showing a definite banding. [1840 50; GRANULE + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Granulite — Granulites are fine to medium–grained metamorphic rocks that have experienced high temperatures of metamorphism, composed mainly of feldspars sometimes associated with quartz and anhydrous ferromagnesian minerals, with granoblastic texture and… …   Wikipedia

  • gran´u|lit´i|za´tion — gran|u|lit|ize «GRAN yuh luh tyz», verb, ized, iz|ing. Geology. –v.t. to make granulitic. –v.i. to become granulitic. –gran´u|lit´i|za´tion, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • gran|u|lit|ize — «GRAN yuh luh tyz», verb, ized, iz|ing. Geology. –v.t. to make granulitic. –v.i. to become granulitic. –gran´u|lit´i|za´tion, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • granulite — noun Date: 1849 a granular metamorphic rock consisting mainly of feldspar and quartz • granulitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Geology of the Moon — The geology of the Moon (sometimes called selenology, although the latter term can refer more generally to lunar science ) is quite different from that of the Earth. The Moon lacks a significant atmosphere and any bodies of water, which… …   Wikipedia

  • Quartz-porphyry — Quartz porphyry, in petrology, is the name given to a group of hemi crystalline acid rocks containing porphyritic crystals of quartz in a fine grained matrix, usually of micro crystalline or felsitic structure. In specimens, the quartz appears as …   Wikipedia

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