hyalopilitic


hyalopilitic
\\|hīə(ˌ)lōˌpī|lid.ik\ adjective
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hyalopilit- (from German hyalopilitisch hyalopilitic, from hyal- + Greek pilos felt + German -it -ite + -isch -ish, from Old High German -isc) + -ic — more at pile (hair)
: composed of or characterized by innumerable slender microlites embedded in glass

hyalopilitic structure is frequently found in basic lavas


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