a fine-grained igneous rock having such compact texture that the constituent minerals cannot be detected with the naked eye.
any fine-grained rock, such as a basalt, containing minerals that cannot be distinguished with the naked eye
Of or relating to an igneous rock in which the crystals are so fine that individual minerals cannot be distinguished with the naked eye. Aphanitic rocks are extrusive rocks that cooled so quickly that crystal growth was inhibited. Compare phaneritic.
apharsites another of the tribes removed to Samaria (Ezra 4:9), or perhaps the same as the preceding.
the loss of a previously held ability to speak or understand spoken or written language, due to disease or injury of the brain. Contemporary Examples Still, she suffered from aphasia, finding it difficult to speak, read and write. A Stroke That Hits Young Women Nicole LaPorte July 27, 2010 Historical Examples aphasia, periods of excitement […]
pertaining to or affected with . Also, aphasiac [uh-fey-zee-ak] /əˈfeɪ ziˌæk/ (Show IPA). a person affected with . 1868 (n.); 1892 (adj.), from aphasia + -ic.
pertaining to or affected with . Also, aphasiac [uh-fey-zee-ak] /əˈfeɪ ziˌæk/ (Show IPA). a person affected with . Historical Examples The aphasic reader sees only lines, intersections, and shapes. The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin A number of aphasic defects are met with in addition to those already mentioned. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, […]