al·​bit·​o·​phyre | \ al-ˈbi-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of albitophyre

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

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First Known Use of albitophyre

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albitophyre

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

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“Albitophyre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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