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  • anorthitic — adjective see anorthite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anorthitic — an·or·thit·ic …   English syllables

  • anorthitic — adjective characteristic of anorthite • Pertains to noun: ↑anorthite • Derivationally related forms: ↑anorthite * * * adjective see anorthite …   Useful english dictionary

  • anorthite — anorthitic /an awr thit ik/, adj. /an awr thuyt/, n. Mineral. a white or gray feldspar mineral, CaAl2Si2O8, calcic plagioclase. [1825 35; AN 1 + ORTH + ITE1] * * * Feldspar mineral, calcium aluminosilicate (CaAl2Si2O8), that occurs as white or… …   Universalium

  • anorthite — noun Etymology: French, from a + Greek orthos straight Date: 1833 a white, grayish, or reddish feldspar occurring in many igneous rocks • anorthitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anorthite — /æˈnɔθaɪt/ (say a nawthuyt) noun a mineral of the plagioclase felspar group, calcium aluminium silicate, CaAl2Si2O8, occurring in basic igneous rocks; indianite. {an 1 + Greek orthos straight + ite1} –anorthitic /ˌænɔˈθɪtɪk/ (say .anaw thitik),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • anorthite — [an ôr′thīt΄] n. [< Gr an , not + orthos, straight (see ORTHO ) + ITE1] a white or grayish variety of plagioclase, CaAl2Si2O8, found in basic igneous rocks anorthitic [an ôr′thit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • anorthite — noun rare plagioclastic feldspar occurring in many igneous rocks • Derivationally related forms: ↑anorthitic • Hypernyms: ↑plagioclase, ↑oligoclase …   Useful english dictionary

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