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anorthite

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noun an·or·thite \ə-ˈnȯr-ˌthīt\

Definition of anorthite

  1. :  a white, grayish, or reddish feldspar occurring in many igneous rocks

anorthitic

play \ˌa-nȯr-ˈthi-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of anorthite

French, from a- + Greek orthos straight


First Known Use: 1823


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