1.1 Geology Irregular streaks or masses in igneous rock that differ from the surrounding rock in texture or composition.
- Rare mafic enclaves, which include both xenoliths of country rock and magma pods more mafic than the host monzogranite, as well as schlieren, are parallel to this compositional banding.
- These migmatites may be divided into three facies on the basis of their mesoscopic structures: schlieren, nebulitic and transitional.
- The age pattern of cordierite leucogranites is neatly bimodal, with a population centred exactly on the same value as the schlieren and nebulitic mesocratic migmatites.
Late 19th century: from German Schlieren, plural of Schliere 'streak'.
Words that rhyme with schlierenKieran, Madeiran
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