microcline

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mi·cro·cline

noun \ˈmī-krō-ˌklīn\

Definition of MICROCLINE

:  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

microcline

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Common feldspar mineral, one form of potassium aluminosilicate (KAlSiO) that occurs in many rock types. Green specimens are called amazonstone and may be used as gems. It is an end-member composition in the alkali feldspar series. See also orthoclase.

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