The process in which a solution of molten rocks separate into its constituents upon cooling

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  • Exsolution — Ex so*lu tion, n. [L. exsolutio a release.] Relaxation. [R.] Richardson (Dict. ). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exsolution — /eks seuh looh sheuhn/, n. Mineral. the process of exsolving. [ < L exsolution (s. of exsolutio). See EX 1, SOLUTION] * * * ▪ chemistry       in mineralogy, process through which an initially homogeneous solid solution separates into at least two …   Universalium

  • exsolution — |ek(s)+ noun Etymology: Latin exsolution , exsolutio release, from exsolutus (past participle of exsolvere) + ion , io ion : the action or process of exsolving …   Useful english dictionary

  • exsolution — noun Date: 1921 the process of separating or precipitating from a solid crystalline phase …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exsolution — ex·solution …   English syllables

  • pyroxene — pyroxenic /puy rok sen ik/, adj. /puy rok seen, peuh , puy rok seen /, n. any of a very common group of minerals of many varieties, silicates of magnesium, iron, calcium, and other elements, occurring as important constituents of many kinds of… …   Universalium

  • Solid solution — Fig. 1 A binary phase diagram displaying solid solutions over the full range of relative concentrations. A solid solution is a solid state solution of one or more solutes in a solvent. Such a mixture is considered a solution rather than a… …   Wikipedia

  • Rock microstructure — includes the texture of a rock and the small scale rock structures. The words texture and microstructure are interchangeable, with the latter preferred in modern geological literature. However, texture is still acceptable because it is a useful… …   Wikipedia

  • MINÉRALOGIE — La minéralogie a pour but l’étude des minéraux, éléments ou composés naturels. Si la notion d’espèce minérale a longtemps varié, depuis quelques décennies les minéralogistes en donnent la définition suivante: un minéral est un solide naturel,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Myrmekite — describes a vermicular, or wormy, intergrowth of quartz in plagioclase. The intergrowths are microscopic in scale, typically with maximum dimensions less than 1 millimeter. The plagioclase is sodium rich, usually albite or oligoclase. These… …   Wikipedia

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