ag·​pa·​ite | \ ˈag-pə-ˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of agpaite

: any of a group of feldspathoid rocks (such as naujaites, lujauvrites, or kakortokites) from Ilimausak, Greenland, which differ from normal nephelite-syenites in having alumina in excess of the alkalies

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Other Words from agpaite

agpaitic \ ¦ag-​pə-​¦i-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of agpaite

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agpaite

Agpa, locality in southern Greenland + -ite entry 1

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“Agpaite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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