meaning of aphanite

aphanite meaning in General Dictionary

a tremendously compact dark colored unrock composed of hornblende or pyroxene and feldspar but neither of these in perceptible grains

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  • fine-grained homogeneous stone (like basalt) containing minerals invisible by the naked-eye
  • a tremendously compact, dark-colored /ock, composed of hornblende, or pyroxene, and feldspar, but neither of those in perceptible grains.

aphanite meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A very small, dark-colored /ock, composed of hornblende, or pyroxene, and feldspar, but neither of those in perceptible grains.