Definition of microcrystalline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˈkristələn/
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˈkristəˌlīn/ Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōˈkristəˌlēn/


(Of a material) formed of microscopic crystals.
Example sentences
  • The extent of change, however, varies considerably, depending on the type of microcrystalline stone and on the heat treatment procedures used.
  • Associated minerals include pyrophyllite, lazulite, quartz, various brightly colored iron oxides, barite, and a suite of microcrystalline phosphates.
  • This difference is due to the fact that most volcanic rocks are microcrystalline or partly glassy, and thus it is more difficult to classify them by their mineralogical composition.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·crys·tal·line

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