adj. Visible, conspicuous, apparent to the naked eye.

Of the 16 hits given to me by Google, one was a list of mining terms. "Phaneritic" was given as a synonym, which is a word applied to any igneous rock in which the individual components are distinguishable with the unaided eye.

The other 15 hits were porn. I don't know why.

Latin roots:macro-, "large," and meritus, "merit, worth."

David Grambs' The Endangered English Dictionary mining.signalbay/dmmrt696.html baycuru/overweight-orgies.html

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