an·​ka·​ra·​mite | \ ˌaŋkəˈräˌmīt \
plural -s

Definition of ankaramite

: a melanocratic basaltic rock with a feldspar content greater than picrite and less than basalt and differing from picrite in containing more augite than olivine

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First Known Use of ankaramite

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ankaramite

French, from Ankaramy, Madagascar + French -ite

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“Ankaramite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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