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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crystallite  \Crys"tal*lite\  (kr?s"tal-l?t),  n.  [See  {Crystal}.] 
  (Min.) 
  A  minute  mineral  form  like  those  common  in  glassy  volcanic 
  rocks  and  some  slags,  not  having  a  definite  crystalline 
  outline  and  not  referable  to  any  mineral  species,  but  marking 
  the  first  step  in  the  crystallization  process.  According  to 
  their  form  crystallites  are  called  {trichites},  {belonites}, 
  {globulites},  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crystallite 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  minute  rudimentary  crystalline  bodies  of 
  unknown  composition  found  in  glassy  igneous  rock 




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