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anorthite

noun an·or·thite \ə-ˈnr-ˌthīt\

Definition of ANORTHITE

:  a white, grayish, or reddish feldspar occurring in many igneous rocks
an·or·thit·ic \ˌa-nr-ˈthi-tik\ adjective

Origin of ANORTHITE

French, from a- + Greek orthos straight
First Known Use: 1823

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