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resorption

resorption The partial fusion of a euhedral phenocryst in a magma in response to a change in magma temperature, pressure, and/or composition. If the magma is erupted rapidly the partially fused phenocryst can be preserved as a large, anhedral crystal with a lobate outline set in a fine-grained groundmass.

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resorption

resorption (ri-sorp-shŏn) n. loss of substance through physiological or pathological means.

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