Meaning of crystalloblastic in English:

crystalloblastic

adjective

(also crystaloblastic)
Geology
  • Of a rock or its texture: consisting of crystals of a number of different mineral species which formed simultaneously from a melt in chemical equilibrium.

    Such a texture is found in some schists and other recrystallized metamorphic rocks, and contrasts with the textures resulting from the successive crystallization of mineral species such as occurs in igneous rocks.

Pronunciation

crystalloblastic

/ˌkrɪstələ(ʊ)ˈblastɪk/ /ˌkrɪst(ə)lə(ʊ)ˈblastɪk/

Origin

Early 20th century. From crystallo- + -blastic, after German kristalloblastisch.