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nephelinite

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noun neph·e·lin·ite \ˈne-fə-lə-ˌnīt\

Definition of nephelinite

  1. :  a silica-deficient igneous rock having nepheline as the predominant mineral

nephelinitic play \ˌne-fə-lə-ˈni-tik\ adjective


Origin of nephelinite

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1863


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