Definition of euhedral in English:
(Of a mineral crystal in a rock) bounded by faces corresponding to its regular crystal form, not constrained by adjacent minerals.
- During crystallization of the derivative granite, minor secondary zircon grew around the older cores, resulting in euhedral crystal forms of all the grains.
- Some biotite crystals form perfectly euhedral plates, others show a reaction rim rich in opaque granules towards the surrounding microfelsitic base.
- Titanite occurs as up to 2 cm long, dark brown, euhedral crystals in textural equilibrium with the other minerals.
Definition of euhedral in:
- US English dictionary
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