trichitic

trichite

[trik-ahyt]
noun Petrography.
any of various minute, hairlike mineral bodies occurring in certain vitreous igneous rocks, especially obsidian.

Origin:
1865–70; < Greek trich-, stem of thríx hair + -ite1

trichitic [trih-kit-ik] , adjective
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trichite (ˈtrɪkaɪt)
 
n
1.  any of various needle-shaped crystals that occur in some glassy volcanic rocks
2.  biology any of various hairlike structures
 
trichitic
 
adj

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