intratelluric


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intratelluric

(ˌɪntrətəˈljʊərɪk)
adj
1. (Geological Science) (of rocks and their constituents, processes, etc) formed or occurring below the surface of the earth
2. (Geological Science) denoting crystals formed at depth before magma erupted at the earth's surface
3. (Geological Science) denoting the period during which crystallization took place
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Quartz occurs as euhedral grains, which, however, began to crystallize later than the intratelluric feldspar megacrysts.
Under different nucleation, diffusion and growing rates, augite-aegirine, sphene, zircon, oligoclase, anorthoclase and sanidine could crystallize in the intratelluric environment.