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microcline

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noun mi·cro·cline \ˈmī-krō-ˌklīn\

Definition of microcline

  1. :  a triclinic mineral of the feldspar group that is like orthoclase in composition



Origin of microcline

German Mikroklin, from mikr- micr- + Greek klinein to lean — more at lean


First Known Use: 1849


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