Of or relating to an igneous rock in which the crystals are so coarse that individual minerals can be distinguished with the naked eye.
[phanerite, phaneritic rock (from Greek phaneros, visible, from phainein, to cause to appear; see bhā-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -ITE1) + -IC.]
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