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phanerocrystalline

[fan-uh-roh-kris-tl-in, -ahyn] /ˌfæn ə roʊˈkrɪs tl ɪn, -ˌaɪn/
adjective, Petrography
1.
(of a rock) having the principal constituents in the form of crystals visible to the naked eye.
Also, phaneritic
[fan-uh-rit-ik] /ˌfæn əˈrɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek phaneró(s) visible, manifest + crystalline
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phanerocrystalline

/ˌfænərəʊˈkrɪstəlɪn; -ˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
(of igneous and metamorphic rocks) having a crystalline structure in which the crystals are large enough to be seen with the naked eye
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phaneros visible + crystalline
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