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[poi-kil-uh-blas-tik, poi-kuh-luh-] /pɔɪˌkɪl əˈblæs tɪk, ˌpɔɪ kə lə-/

adjective, Petrography.
(of metamorphic rocks) having small grains of one mineral embedded in metacrysts of another mineral.


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