alboranite

noun al·bo·ran·ite \ˌal-bə-ˈra-ˌnīt\

Definition of alboranite

plural

-s

  1. :  a hypersthene-basalt having a porphyritic texture and containing phenocrysts of labradorite but no olivine

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Origin and Etymology of alboranite

German alboranit, from Alborán island, Spain, its locality + German -it, -ite


First Known Use: 1908


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