Xenocryst

/ˈzɛnə(ʊ)krɪst/

Origin

Late 19th century from xeno-‘foreign’ + crystal. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Xenocryst

Xenocryst

noun

  1. A crystal in an igneous rock which is not derived from the original magma.

lexico.com

Xenocryst

noun

  1. : a crystal foreign to the rock in which it occurs

merriam-webster.com

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