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Record 1 2006-11-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mineralogy
DEF

Crystal not bounded by any of its own crystal faces ...

CONT

The chromite in massive ore tends to occur as coarse grained, interlocking anhedra; grain sizes on the order of 5 to 10 mm are common ...

OBS

anhedra: Plural form of anhedron.

Key term(s)
  • anhedra

French

Domaine(s)
  • Minéralogie
DEF

Cristal se développant, non pas sous sa forme cristalline, mais sous une forme quelconque.

CONT

La chromite des minerais massifs se présente en général sous forme de gros cristaux xénomorphes enchevêtrés; la taille des grains est couramment de l'ordre de 5 à 10 mm [...]

OBS

Un cristal est dit xénomorphe si ses formes extérieures ne correspondent pas à ses plans de clivage.

Spanish

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