albitization

noun al·bi·ti·za·tion \ˌal-bə-tə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of albitization

plural

-s

  1. :  a process in which albite replaces the plagioclase feldspar of an igneous rock

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Origin and Etymology of albitization

albite + -ization


First Known Use: 1893


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