alnoite

noun al·no·ite \ˈalnəˌwīt\

Definition of alnoite

plural

-s

  1. :  a rare basaltic dike rock of the composition of a melilite-basalt having phenocrysts of biotite, augite, and olivine in a groundmass of melilite and augite

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Origin and Etymology of alnoite

German alnöit, from Alnö, island of Sweden, its locality + German -it -ite


First Known Use: 1888


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