noun al·bit·o·phyre \al-ˈbi-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of albitophyre



  1. :  a porphyritic rock containing phenocrysts of albite in a groundmass usually of albite and a little quartz and chlorite

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Origin and Etymology of albitophyre

International Scientific Vocabulary albite + -o- + -phyre; originally formed in French

First Known Use: 1863

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