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crys·tal·lite

 (krĭs′tə-līt′)
n.
Any of numerous minute rudimentary, crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rocks.

crys′tal·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

crystallite

(ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) any of the minute rudimentary or imperfect crystals occurring in many glassy rocks
crystallitic adj

crys•tal•lite

(ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪt)

n.
a minute body in glassy igneous rock, showing incipient crystallization.
[1795–1805]
crys`tal•lit′ic (-ˈɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.crystallite - any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock
crystallization, crystal - a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
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Kristallit
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