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[gran-yuh-lahyt] /ˈgræn yəˌlaɪt/

a metamorphic rock composed of granular minerals of uniform size, as quartz, feldspar, or pyroxene, and showing a definite banding.
a granular foliated metamorphic rock in which the minerals form a mosaic of equal-sized granules
A fine-grained metamorphic rock consisting of similarly sized, interlocking minerals. Unlike most metamorphic rocks, granulites do not exhibit foliation or textural or mineralogical layering.


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