albitization

noun

al·​bi·​ti·​za·​tion
ˌal-bə-tə-ˈzā-shən
plural -s
: a process in which albite replaces the plagioclase feldspar of an igneous rock

Word History

Etymology

albite + -ization

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of albitization was in 1893

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“Albitization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albitization. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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