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Of or relating to an igneous rock in which the crystals are so coarse that individual minerals can be distinguished with the naked eye.

[phanerite, phaneritic rock (from Greek phaneros, visible, from phainein, to cause to appear; see bhā- in Indo-European roots + -ite) + -ic.]
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Included in this category, were all quartz crystals comprising phaneritic rock fragments.
Most of them correspond to coarse-grained diorite and gabbro with phaneritic allotriomorphic texture (Fig.
Coarse-grained rock fragments are also present and consist of phaneritic crystalline quartz-feldspar grains.