cryptoclastic
cryptoclastic [krip΄tō klas′tik, krip΄təklas′tik]
adj.
CRYPTO- + CLASTIC
Mineralogy consisting of microscopic grains

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cryp·to·clas·tic (krĭp'tō-klăsʹtĭk) adj.
Composed of microscopic rock fragments.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • cryptoclastic — [krip΄tō klas′tik, krip΄təklas′tik] adj. [ CRYPTO + CLASTIC] Mineralogy consisting of microscopic grains …   English World dictionary

  • cryptoclastic — cryp·to·clas·tic …   English syllables

  • cryptoclastic — /ˌkrɪptoʊˈklæstɪk/ (say .kriptoh klastik) adjective composed of extremely fine, broken or fragmental particles barely visible under the microscope …   Australian English dictionary

  • cryptoclastic —   a. Geology, composed of tiny fragments …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cryptoclastic — |kriptə|klastik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary crypt + clastic; originally formed as German kryptoklastisch of a rock : made up of microscopic fragmental particles …   Useful english dictionary

  • crypto- — a word element meaning hidden , as in cryptoclastic. Also, (before vowels), crypt . {combining form representing Greek kryptos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • -clastic — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective combining form Etymology: clast (I) + ic 1. a. : breaking, destroying iconoclastic …   Useful english dictionary

  • cryp|to|clas|tic — «KRIHP toh KLAS tihk», adjective. composed of particles too small to be seen by the unaided eye: »cryptoclastic rocks. ╂[< Greek kryptós hidden + klastós broken off + English ic] …   Useful english dictionary

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