ankaratrite

noun
an·​ka·​ra·​trite | \ -ä‧ˌtrīt \
plural -s

Definition of ankaratrite

: a melanocratic nephelite-basalt containing some feldspar, phenocrysts of olivine, microlites of titanaugite, and from 10 to 15 percent nephelite

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First Known Use of ankaratrite

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ankaratrite

French ankaratrite, from Ankaratra mountains, Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

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The first known use of ankaratrite was in 1916

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“Ankaratrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ankaratrite. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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