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aphanite

[af-uh-nahyt] /ˈæf əˌnaɪt/
noun, Petrography
1.
a fine-grained igneous rock having such compact texture that the constituent minerals cannot be detected with the naked eye.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek aphan(ḗs) unseen, hidden, invisible (a- a-6 + phanēs, adj. derivative of phaínein to bring to light, disclose) + -ite1
Related forms
aphanitic
[af-uh-nit-ik] /ˌæf əˈnɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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aphanite

/ˈæfəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
any fine-grained rock, such as a basalt, containing minerals that cannot be distinguished with the naked eye
Word Origin
C19: from Greek aphanēs invisible
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