Crystallite



[kris-tl-ahyt] /ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪt/

noun, Mineralogy.
1.
a minute body in glassy igneous rock, showing incipient crystallization.
/ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
any of the minute rudimentary or imperfect crystals occurring in many glassy rocks

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