phanerite

term frequently used to describe igneous rocks the specific minerals of which can be identified with the naked eye.
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Phanerite

Phan'erĀ·ite adjective [ Greek ... visible, from ... to bring to light.] Evident; visible. Phanerite series (Geol.) , the uppermost part of the earth's crust, consisting of deposits produced by causes in obvious operation.
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Phanerite

• (a.) Evident; visible.
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Phanerite

A phanerite is an igneous rock having the grains of its essential minerals large enough to be seen macroscopically, i.e. are distinguishable with the unaided eye. Synonymous with coarse grained or megascopically crystalline. Cf: aphanitic. ...
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