Definition of phanerocrystalline in English:

phanerocrystalline

adjective

Geology
  • (Of rock) having a texture in which mineral grains can be seen with the naked eye; phaneritic.

Pronunciation

phanerocrystalline

/ˌfan(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈkrɪstəlʌɪn/ /ˌfan(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈkrɪst(ə)lʌɪn/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher.