xenoclast etymology

English word xenoclast comes from English clast, English xeno-

Detailed word origin of xenoclast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
clast English (eng) (geology) a fragment of rock that was broken from a larger rock or rock unit.
xeno- English (eng) From a foreign place, as in xenolith. Having to do with foreigners, as in xenophilia, or more commonly, xenophobia.. Relating to strangers or strangeness, as in xenodochy or xenomenia.
xenoclast English (eng) (geology) A clast having a different origin from the clasts around it.

Words with the same origin as xenoclast

Descendants of xeno-
psammoxenic xenoandrogenic xenoanthropology xenochemistry xenocrystal xenocytology xenodiagnostic xenoencyclopedia xenoestrogenic xenoestrogenicity xenofiction xenofree xenogeography xenogeology xenography xenohormone xenolinguistic xenomorphous xenophagy xenopsychiatry xenosiderophore xenotransplant xenotransplantable xenotropic