Pe`ci*lit"ic (?), a. [Gr. many-colored, variegated.] Geol. (a)

Mottled with various colors; variegated; spotted; -- said of certain rocks.

(b)

Specifically: Of or pertaining to, or characterizing, Triassic and Permian sandstones of red and other colors.

[Also written poikilitic.]

 

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