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subhedral

[suhb-hee-druh l] /sʌbˈhi drəl/
adjective, Petrography
1.
(of mineral grains comprising igneous rocks) having a partial or incomplete crystal face or form.
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Examples for subhedral
  • Chromite occurs in subhedral crystals, but more commonly it forms irregular grains.

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